A long time later, after God had given Israel rest from all their surrounding enemies
thank you lord that you give rest. no war lasts forever, there's always a time of rest in your victory after every challenge, after every difficulty, after every impossibility. thank you that you always give rest, you always relieve us of our challenges and deeply mindful of our capacity no matter how you grace us to grow it. thank you lord that with you we will never be left alone to hungry lions that will devour us in a heartbeat, thank you lord that you are our shield no matter what is going on around us so that we could rest in you. thank you lord that your hedge of protection encompasses all things from spiritual right down to the natural.