September 1 Hope For The Blessings Ahead

People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a snare, people are often caught by sudden tragedy. Ecclesiastes 9:12 Always have hope for the blessings ahead of you and not the present trouble. We must be people that can manage the difficult circumstances that come into our lives. When the crisis comes, the challenge on us is how to overcome and how to finesse through the challenge. David was in a difficult situation as recorded in 2 Sam 12 v 13-23. Bathsheba his wife had just given birth to a son and the child became deathly ill. Immediately, David went into prayer for the healing of the child, he fasted and lay on the ground all night.

It was a desperate moment that needed desperate measures from the king. For seven days, David’s prayers for the child went on. His state was a sorry one and all the people in the palace did not know what to do with the king. The King’s daily duties were forgotten for seven days as he tried to deal with this issue. The child however died. David’s response is noteworthy. After receiving the bad news, he rose up, washed, anointed himself and changed his clothes. He went into the house of the Lord and worshiped Him. When he came to his own house, bread was given to him and he ate. The intriguing thing is the people in the palace expected David to be worse after hearing the news of the death of the child and upon asking why he reacted in the most unlikely manner, David said the Lord had done as he pleased, further agony and sorrow on his part was not going to bring him back. God loves you so much and He wants you to pick up the pieces and move from that place of lamentation. God still has much in store for you; there is no reason for you to think this is the end of your own journey. I know the situation is hurting you but do not try to reverse what you cannot reverse, rather praise the Lord for what he has done in your life. After the death of this child, God blessed David with Solomon who later became the heir to his throne. God will still give you friends, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers. Just hold on and let his grace lift you up. Rise up and eat some bread for there is still a long journey ahead of you. Do not let your set back deprive you of the blessings that are head of you.

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