Judges 7:11 And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host.
Gideon doubts God no matter how many times He proves Himself to Gideon. God spoke directly to Gideon. He gave Gideon fleeces. And now God sends Gideon and his servant down to hear how He is already working in the hearts of Gideon’s enemy. God tells Gideon that he will be ready to go into the battle after this spy trip. Gideon will finally find the boldness that he needs.
What strikes me so strongly is how sweet and patient God is! No matter how many Gideon doubts God answers. Anyone but God would have lost patience. Anyone but the gracious God of heaven would have moved on to work with someone else, but our God did not and does not.
God understands Gideon. He knows that Gideon is just a man. He repeatedly shows Himself. He makes Gideon who Gideon ends up being. He causes Gideon to find and have boldness. God is so good.
Now here you are. You know that you are weak in faith. You know that you keep doubting and being afraid. You figure that you are not useable and that God is mad at you for your doubts and fears. Well read this story and see the true nature of your excellent and sweet God. He loves you. He is patient with all of us. Learning this truth do not be afraid to ask God to work in you and strengthen your unbelief.