The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, "The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior." Then Gideon said to him, "O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, 'Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian." Judges 6:12-13
Gideon is such an unlikely candidate to be used by God. Valiant warrior? Who me? He is weak and fearful… but wait… God uses Him valiantly. By faith he conquered. From weakness he was made strong.
And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Hebrews 11:32-34
God loves to use weak things. This makes me happy! This means God can use you and me. This is such a help to me today. I can go in the strength of the Lord!
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
They are weak
But He is strong!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!