The poster boy for insecurity is found in the book of Judges; there we find Gideon. Judges tells us that Israel had lived a continuing cycle, first they served God, then they lived without God, so God gave them into the oppression of their neighbors. They would cry out to God and he would send a deliverer. The cycle had been repeated several times. He had sent Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, and Deborah. Each one overpowered their enemies and delivered Israel by relying on God.