Judges 3:21-30 – And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out. Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them. When he was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlour were locked, they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber. And they tarried till they were ashamed: and, behold, he opened not the doors of the parlour; therefore they took a key, and opened them: and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth. And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath. And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them. And he said unto them, Follow after me: for the Lord hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over. And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valour; and there escaped not a man. So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest fourscore years.

What Yahweh can do with a handicap far exceeds what any man can do with a gift. All my life I wondered what I was worth. I argued with the men who tried to exalt me. I shunned anyone who tried to lift me out of my despair. I knew that I would never amount to anything in my life! I was broken and unfixable.

But Yahweh saw me differently. Peace reigned in this land for forty years not because of me but because of what Yahweh did through me. At the end of my life there are two things I often meditate on. Every time I am discouraged they come to me. Each time sickness overtakes me and I don't think I can make it through, I see them. Sorrow and despair attack but still cannot overcome these words.

Do not quit.

Yahweh provides a way.