The moment that Gideon says “if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all His wonders that our fathers told us about?” is the moment the Lord was standing right beside Gideon. His gut-level grief-stricken honest longing for God’s nearness was precisely what drew God in, and God was present to answer that prayer in ways Gideon could not see coming. We have only to turn the page of the text to read the victory story that played out in Gideon’s life, so hang in there. Perhaps God is writing our victory story as well. He is for you.
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Gideon asked “If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all His wonders that our fathers told us about…” not realizing he was talking to the Lord…