“Warn the surrounding nations and announce to Jerusalem: ‘The enemy is coming from a distant land, raising a battle cry against the towns of Judah. They surround Jerusalem like watchmen surrounding a field, for my people have rebelled against me,'” says the LORD. “Your own actions have brought this upon you. This punishment is a bitter dose of your own medicine. It has pierced you to the heart!” (Jer 4:16-18 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, give me courage to face the consequences of bad decisions head-on. My confidence lies in knowing that there is no failure You cannot use to make me better, stronger, and wiser in the end if I turn to You in humility and repentance. You can rebuild, restore, and renew my life from any place at any time. Do whatever You need to do to make something good out of my bad decisions. In Jesus’ name, Amen.