The battles of the Bible make me laugh. Just when I’m expecting some Saving Private Ryan/Braveheart/Lord of the Rings epic conflict, God shows up on the scene and ruins it.
Like in Judges chapter 4. Sisera, a sex-trafficking thug who murders and enslaves the people of Israel, shows up with nine hundred iron chariots. Chariots were like ancient tanks, and iron chariots would have destroyed Israel’s brittle bronze swords. In other words, Israel stands no chance.
Until God shows up. After 14 nail-biting verses, Judges 4:15 says, “The Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots.” Oh! One verse, one verb, one Lord and the battle is won. Nine hundred chariots are nothing for our all-powerful God.
That’s good news for you. You might be facing nine hundred straight days of bitterness toward your ex. Or nine hundred straight weeks of trying to find peace in your problem-solving skills instead of God’s power and plans. Or nine hundred angry questions for God in the midst of your back pain, depression, or cancer. You might have nine hundred million sins that make you think God is frustrated with you, if not completely disgusted.
But that’s nothing to God. Because one day on a cross, the Lord Jesus showed up and routed all of your sins. He destroyed every single reason for God to be mad at you. One cross, one day, one sacrifice, one Jesus.
Just when you expect your sin to be too much for God, Jesus shows up and says, “That’s nothing!”