BETWEEN A ROCK AND HARD PLACE
(1 Sam 14:6) Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, "Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the LORD will work for us. For nothing restrains the LORD from saving by many or by few."
Jonathan was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. He was making his way with his armor bearer over to the enemy lines of the Philistines and found himself in a narrow place between a sharp rock on one side and a sharp rock on the other side. But this didn’t faze him. He could of turned back and said forget it but he told his armor bearer that he had decided to forge ahead and continue in the direction they were headed. He had confidence that the Lord would be working on his behalf. Sure enough, God did, and a victory over the Philistines was won that day.
Have you come to a narrow place yourself lately? Are you stuck between two sharp rocks that are making you a little craggy and cranky lately? Feel like turning back and forgetting the whole venture God has you on? Has your nice road trip turned into a mountain climb and the experience just isn’t fun any more? Well, you’re ready for a breakthrough! But your attitude will determine your altitude. Look at Jonathan’s confidence in the Lord and how it worked for him. Don’t forget your confidence in the Lord when times get tough. Remember what God told Joshua: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." (Josh 1:9)
When you feel pressed in, don’t give up, go up . . . and get the victory that lies just ahead of you.