Turnaround for Weary Men

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The army was discouraged, and morale was low. It was December 1776, and General George Washington faced seemingly impossible problems. The forces under his command were retreating after being defeated in battles for control of New York City.

Temperatures were freezing, and supplies were short. To make matters worse, the army was about to be reduced in half, as enlistments were expiring. Faced with such problems, others might have given up or accepted defeat. But Washington developed a bold plan.

He decided that his army would cross the Delaware River and attack the British forces in Trenton, New Jersey. The attack took place on Christmas night, 1776. No one expected action in these hostile conditions, but Washington believed that “an audacious act was required to restore confidence.” His daring plan worked, and the resulting victory became a turning point in the war.

Many people look at their lives with feelings of discouragement or hopelessness, just like the men in Washington’s army. Yet, for God’s people, such times are opportunities to act in faith and trust in Him—to move forward with boldness. This kind of boldness transformed the early church, as they were filled with the Holy Spirit.

Today, remember that God can give you boldness as you surrender your life to Him and are filled with His Spirit. He can keep you from being intimidated by circumstances or the size of your problems. He can give you confidence to act with boldness.

Have faith in God and His Word. Then take bold action!