When the people of God get in trouble, you can be sure help is on the way. In the Book of Judges, we see how God puts people in positions of authority to calm the chaos. My favorite person He chose for this task is the surprising (especially for its time in history) choice of Deborah – a woman whom God raised up to be a superb leader. As one who was responsible and respected, she led her people, and, at the end of her reign, the Scripture says, “So the land had rest for forty years.” Deborah led her people into that rest by trusting God. She’s a wonderful model for us even today.
From the Women of Faith Devotional Bible, where you’ll find many wonderful (and some not-so-wonderful) models for us in the New King James Version Old and New Testaments.