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Today's reading: 2 Kings 18:13-37

The situation is not a good one for Hezekiah and the people of Judah. The king of Assyria has reneged on his peace keeping agreement with Hezekiah and surrounded Jerusalem with a massive army. Then, making matters even worse, the king's top military officials and chief speaker approach the edge of the city where they threaten Hezekiah and the people and make disrespectful and insolent comments toward God in hopes that Hezekiah will surrender or that the confrontation will escalate into war. As we come to the end of 2 Kings 18, the situation appears dire. But--there's more coming in this story.

Every time I read this account my heart goes out to Hezekiah and the people as I imagine the fear, distress and angst they were feeling. But I'm thankful that we get to see this account because it lets us know that we, too, will encounter dire circumstances. This story and many others in the Bible make it clear that God will allow challenges, and may even bring a specific challenge into our path, to test and strengthen our faith. That being the case, keeping our eyes on God is a must.

How has God walked with you through a significant challenge? How have you grown spiritually as a result of experiencing and living through a difficult situation? Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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