There are times that I see the discouragement in Katy’s eyes that comes from a lengthy recovery. I wondered if I should venture into that with her when I suddenly found the perfect opportunity. She voiced her concern that she was not contributing much to the family or anyone else and it was a source of frustration.
The Lord brought this verse to mind over the past few days and a “teachable moment” presented itself with Katy’s statement. I shared this with Katy last night. Gideon was so small and overwhelmed by the command of the Lord to go into battle to save Israel out of Midian’s hand. But that didn’t matter to God. Judges 6:14 says the Lord turned to Gideon and said, “Go in the strength that you have.” I asked her if she had enough strength to pray. She said, “Yes.” So I asked her if that is all the strength she had, would she be willing to use that energy to pray? She said, “yes.” So Katy has begun her prayer ministry. It is all the strength she has, but prayer is a powerful weapon and there will be some serious changes happening for the people that she will pray for. James 5:16b states, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” YOU GO GIRL, IN THE STRENGTH THAT YOU HAVE!