Twice today, I have come upon the story of Achan from 1 Chronicles. Achan took some of the plunder that had been set apart for the Lord, and then he tried to bury his sin. But his sin found him out. And so Joshua had to take Achan to the valley and have him stoned to death. This valley was called The Valley of Achor. Achor means “trouble.” The Valley of Trouble.
Later in Hosea 2:15, God makes a promise to His people. He told them, “I will . . . give the Valley of Achor as a door of hope.” Our God of forgiveness and second chances promised to transform the Valley of Trouble into a Door of Hope. Jesus is the Door of Hope. He is the Way out of Trouble.
When you’re stuck in a Valley of Trouble, fix your eyes on the Door and run to Him.