The angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land I swore to give to your ancestors. I said, ‘I will never break my covenant with you, and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall break down their altars.’ Yet you have disobeyed me. Why have you done this? And I have also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; they will become traps for you, and their gods will become snares to you.’”
When the angel of the Lord had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud, and they called that place Bokim.There they offered sacrifices to the Lord. (Judges 2.1-5)
†oday’s Morning Glory
Are you ready to quit?
It can be tempting, I know. I am waiting on a blessing too. Waiting is hard! It’s hard to keep faith and to force away doubt. But here’s what keeps me from falling apart: I am forced to think of what God has done for me thus far.
God carried me out of an abusive relationship. The Holy Spirit strengthened me and Jesus comforted me. God forgave my post marriage nonsense (a nice way to say “sin”) and he gave me hope of a good future. Then he delivered. He delivered me from evil and he delivered joy to my life. As I wait now for my desired blessing, I must keep this verse from Judges in mind. God made a promise. He brought Gilgal and Bokim out of Egypt. He didn’t do it for nothing! He had a plan!
Now to make my own promise to God: Be obedient. Believe he wants the best for me. Know that he will deliver his blessing on his time. Don’t dream of quitting; I am come too far, thanks be to God!
Dear Heavenly Creator, You created my plan before I was born. Why do I keep trying to run the show and doubt your promise to me? Please help me to stop worrying, wondering, over-thinking and straying from you! In his name I pray, Amen!