“But Sir,” Gideon replied, “if the Lord is with us, why has all this
happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us
about when they said ‘Did the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now
the Lord has abandoned us and put us into the hand of Midian.”
The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”
Things don’t work out the way we expect them to, but God is in
control. Furthermore, he has placed us here to hold His word and His
laws in place. If we fail, we have only ourselves to blame.