I'm listening to a teaching by John Paul Jackson on how fear kills. He said that many of us fail because of fear, but we never really know when our time of victory will come. Gideon was the most fearful man in Israel. God called him when he was hiding. Nothing in our lives is hidden from God. He knows our past, our failures and our fear. The future is not hidden from God. He is not sitting on his hands worried about how it will work out. But we are challenged to trust and not fear.