1Sa 14:6 Jonathan said to the young man who carried 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 can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few.”
As we have all been reminded recently, to win an election we must gain a majority – and the bigger that number, the better. This is not true in regard to the Lord. When He decrees, it is done. And He delights in using the small things, the few in number, the weak things, to accomplish His works.
1Co 1:26-29 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. (27) But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; (28) God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, (29) so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
When we are targets of evil, we can be pretty lonesome, as most all of you know. There aren’t many allies to be found when standing with the oppressed requires paying a price. But it is in these times when we need to get our heads put on straight by the truth of God’s Word. The fact is, as it was in Luther’s day (and really always has been), the Lord does not need a mighty army to gain victory. He really doesn’t even need ONE person, though it does appear that He chooses so often to raise up one or a few to accomplish His purposes.
So, you can have the courts against you, your abuser against you, a church against you, family members against you, with hardly any (if any at all) to “have your back,” if the Lord is with you then you must put your trust in Him, believe His promises, and know that though the wicked rage against Him and His people, He who sits in the heavens laughs.
Deu 32:35-36 Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.’ (36) For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants, when he sees that their power is gone and there is none remaining, bond or free.