A mayor had handsome sons. They may have defended needed crops so raiders killed them. But the youngest, Gideon, maybe hid in fear praying! He was left with the gore of burying brothers’ remains, the guilt of not dying like them and the grind of fixing food in a hideout to survive.
In response to prayers: The angel of the Lord said to him, “The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior.” Those words drew out Gideon’s bitterness: The Lord has abandoned us. The Lord said: “Have I not sent you?” Again Gideon vented: “My family is the least, and I am the youngest in my father’s house” (Judges8:11-16) Exactly! Our Lord has broad shoulders. He could then get big good done through Gideon.
Whatever trauma you or a friend go through, our Lord can lead you from it to the good He seeks to be doing through youJ