Tuesday, October 31 – Joshua 10:3-5

Oct 30, 2023

Therefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent word to Hoham king of Hebron, to Piram king of Jarmuth, to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying, “Come up to me and help me, and let’s attack Gibeon, for it has made peace with Joshua and with the sons of Israel.” So the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they with all their armies, and camped by Gibeon and fought against it.

 

Have you ever been angry at God because of the difficult circumstances you found yourself in? We quickly ask, “Why God?” We want to know the answers to our circumstances. This is a natural response, but it is often not one that we will find an answer to. Even though the Israelites were in a season where they were listening to God and following His ways, that did not exempt them from people coming against them. There were still difficult circumstances and armies that were ready to battle against them but the better question than “Why?” is “Who?” Who was on the side of the Israelites? Who was with them even as they faced difficult circumstances? God!

 

Second Corinthians 1:3-5 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.” We find comfort in the One that is with us in the mountains and the valleys even if we never know why. The battle is not easy or comfortable, but God is faithful, and He will be with His people when we call on Him as our ever-present help in times of trouble.

 

  • What has made it difficult for you to trust God in difficult circumstances?
  • Why do we often ask, “Why?” before we ask, “Who is with me?”
  • Pray for someone you know is struggling with difficult circumstances and ask God to be present with him or her.

 

 

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