Judges 6:15-16 - "So he said to Him, 'O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house'. And the Lord said to him, 'Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man'.”
Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 recorded a song in August, 1970 called I'll Be There. In his autobiography Moon Walk, Michael Jackson said I'll Be There was one of the most important songs that they had ever recorded. All Music said about the song "Rarely, if ever, had one so young, sung with so much authority and grace, with wisdom and understanding far beyond his years". It was the most successful single ever released by the Jackson 5.
Well, 5 is the number of unmerited favor and grace in the Bible. In Judges 6:15-16, it's speaking about a young man named Gideon who God had chosen to deliver all of Israel. His response when he was called? "My family is poor in Manasseh", and did you notice, Lord? "I'm the least in my father's house".
You see, grace flows best when we feel the weakest, the smallest, the poorest, the least qualified. But in God's economy, He doesn’t "call the qualified", He "qualifies the called". God loves choosing the foolish things to confound the wisdom of the world. Him? Her? Are you serious?
Great confidence rises up on the inside of you when you hear God say to you, "Surely, I will be with you". Whatever the task is, no matter how big the situation looks, if He called you, He has promised to "be there". He will never leave you or forsake you. Verse 17 goes on to say, "Lord, if I have found grace…" Grace is a person, and His name is Jesus, and He is in you. Grace is with you in the impossible situation you are facing, rely on Him. Hear Him saying to you this week, "I'll be there".