“Your choicest valleys are full of chariots, and horsemen are posted at the city gates. The Lord stripped away the defenses of Judah, and you looked in that day to the weapons in the Palace of the Forest.” (Isaiah 22:7-8)
What is good and fitting for community gives way to the war and pestilence that comes with judgement. As much God allowing it, as us bringing it upon ourselves, we reap what we sow. Those who reject the Word of the Lord will reap recompense as the Lord seeks for people to repent and turn to Him. But they do not, and war comes upon the land and the people are destroyed.
Lord, many blame You for what they have brought upon themselves. Help me to see more clearly how this seemingly never-ending cycle comes upon those who reject You. Guide me to grow in wisdom and although I may lament the repercussions of sin, help me see the truth of Your loving hand in the midst of everything at all times. You alone are God and it will come to pass as You have purposed.
Thank You, Lord, for providing for my needs this day. Guide me by Your hand that I would hold fast to all that You have in store for me this day. May I learn and grow according to Your will and be the person You desire me to be by Your grace. I am Your servant this day and may it be done to me according to Your purpose that in all I say and do, You alone may receive all honor and glory. Amen.