«Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I will be confident» (Psalm 27:3).
SHE WAS BRAZILIAN and she was widowed. That very humble woman used to renting her house to strangers in order to live from the money she received in exchange. On one occasion, the stranger to whom she rented her house ended up being an uncouth policeman who, far from watching out for her rights, basely trampled on them—so much so, that he had stopped paying the rent for some time. The widow was desperate because she could not count on that income that she needed so much, and also because she had to put up with how that man-made Ran of her by saying, «Not even an army could come to kick me out of here.»
As much as she talked to him to try to convince him to give her what was hers, be continued to make find of her without noticing one very distinctive fact: she was a Christian who lived in total dependence on the Lord.
Worried about the situation, the woman begged God to øve her a way out, and she continued praising Him, trusting that He would answer. And did He ever answer! Lord sent the most unexpected solution: suddenly, from one day to the next, an army invaded the house. Yes, precisely an army, the argument he used to assure her that he was never going to leave that place. The only thing was that the army was totally unforeseen: ants. An army of the Lord’s smallest creatures was what resolved the problem of one of His daughters. What a wonderful divine sense of humor!
Soon, those miniscule black ants began to march on the shoes, the bed, the food, and other personal objects of that man, destroying everything in their path. Tired of trying to exterminate them without success, he decided to leave the house. He was evicted by God’s tiniest army.
The widow, like the psalmist David, took refuge in the arms of the One who created the planets, the infinite cosmos, and the tiniest creatures. «O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!» (Psalm 84:12).
Daughter of God, if a war were started against you today, would you be able to be confident? If you were given bad news today, would you have the strength to continue praising God? If you were surrounded by difficulties, would you feel satisfied with the Lord’s protection? Would you cling to His promises and continue praising Him? Though an army may encamp against you, will you be confident?