February 7 – Judges 3:12-14

February 7 – Judges 3:12-14

12 And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done what was evil in the sight of the Lord13 He gathered to himself the Ammonites and the Amalekites, and went and defeated Israel. And they took possession of the city of palms. 14 And the people of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.

Here we are again. The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and there were consequences. My prayer today is that God will protect me from evil and lead me according to His sweet, perfect plan. Does that mean I will never know pain, loss, tragedy? No, but God will be right beside me as I climb the mountain and as I walk in the valley. Thank you, God for loving me and keeping me in your plan. What plan does God have for your life? Ask Him today.

Heavenly Father, not only do You not promise us we won’t have problems, You actually promised through Jesus, at the last supper, that we would have problems, but that You had overcome the world.  I try so hard to remember when I have a valley I’m walking through, that there is a mountain ahead.  Without valleys, I wouldn’t recognize the mountain tops.  Without the cold bitter days of winter, I wouldn’t realize how wonderful spring is.  Without the darkness, I wouldn’t realize how wonderful a tiny shimmer of light can be. 

Thank You, Father for giving me valleys, winter days, and darkness so I could enjoy the many blessings You give me.  Anything good I have is a gift from You.  Anything good I am, is You shining through, anything good I do is my feeble attempt to praise You.

In Jesus’ name.



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