Today’s exhortation – God’s ways
I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t doubt that God can, but has struggled with when He won’t. Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend the will of God, but when we don’t get what we want, God always has something better for us. In the bible, David’s son was ill and the bible says, “David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.” (II Samuel 12:16). After all the fasting and prayer, the child died. When David found out, the bible says,“So David arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped.
Then he went to his own house and he ate. He said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”” (II Samuel 12:20-23). “Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her and lay with her. So she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Now the LORD loved him,… So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.” (II Samuel 12:24-25). God had another child in mind for David. That child became the wisest man ever known. If you’ve lost someone or something dear, know that God will not bring pain without allowing something new to be born. (Isaiah 66:9). Amen