When the Lord called Gideon to do a great work in delivering the Israelite nation, he didn’t call him because he had proven himself a great man of war. In fact, at that moment, Gideon was proving himself to be a scaredy-cat. And yet, God’s first words to him were, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor” (Judges 6:12).
Why did God call him a mighty man of valor when it was so clear that he wasn’t? The key to the second phrase is the first phrase: “The Lord is with you.”
If you are doubting whether you have what it takes to do the Lord’s will today, be encouraged by the fact that God has given the same promise to us that he gave to Gideon. Paul frequently ended his letters with this blessing: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” And he will be.
In everything he expects of you today, know that the Lord is with you and will give you the strength to accomplish it, even if it’s very difficult. The Lord is with you. Today.