They said to the messengers who came, Thus shall you tell the men of Jabesh Gilead, Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you shall have deliverance. The messengers came and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad. 1 Samuel 11:9 WEB
The Ammonites besieged Jabesh Gilead, and it looked pretty hopeless for the people who were living there. The Ammonites told the people to give up and come out, but they held on and sent out messengers to plead for help.
When Saul heard the news, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he told them to wait one more day. That by the time the sun was hot tomorrow, they would be delivered. He gathered his men, and at sunrise the battle began. The Ammonites were defeated. The city was rescued from the siege.
The people of Jabesh were pressured by the enemy to give up, but when they held on for one more day, God sent them help. Many times when we are under pressure, we just need to hold on one more day for our deliverance to arrive. In a matter of hours, things changed for them. Their breakthrough was so close, but if they had surrendered to the enemy, it would have been a defeat instead of a victory.
So don't give up today when things look dark or hopeless, because deliverance can be so close. There have been many times that I have went to bed worried, but when I woke up, the problem had resolved itself. The Spirit of the Lord watches over you and there is nothing hidden from Him. It just may be that by the time the sun is hot tomorrow, that your situation will have changed for the better. Prayer: Heavenly Father please send the Comforter to me today. You know my needs before I even ask them, and above all Lord, I need more of You. Help me hang on, draw my heart to You, and guide me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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