You’ve been there,haven’t you?

Discouraged…

Rejected…

Unsure of what to do next…

Do I turn right or left…

So confused…

I’m certain we’ve all felt those same emotions from time to time.

Come to think of it, I don’t know a single person who hasn’t felt the full range of these emotions.Comes with being human I suppose.

Aren’t you glad however that as a Christian you don’t have to languish in situations like these?

I happen to believe that God has a better plan for us and all we need to do is reach out to Him in prayer and He will reveal it to us through His word.

That’s right…the Word of God that proclaims in Hebrews 4:12…

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

That Word.

The Word that is powerful and sharp.

That Word that cuts coming and going.

That Word that cuts away the world’s ideology and in it’s place gives us a calm assurance that there is One who is in control.

And sometimes we just need to be reminded that Someone far greater than ourselves has this whole thing in control-even when at times we wonder if that is really the case.

David was a man who knew something about taking his many problems to the Lord,didn’t he?

One of my favorite stories in all of scripture is when David and his men returned to the city to find it had been burned and all their wives and children taken captive,yet in the end God prevailed once again.

God does that a lot,doesn’t He?

Upon returning to the city and finding such carnage, it was only natural that everyone began to weep at the thought of what has just happened.In fact they endured so much grief that they reached the end of how much a man can grieve!

Many of us have been there,done that.

The resulting loss of their loved ones had a devastating,crippling effect upon these fierce warriors and left them stunned and confused.

Something had to be done.

A decision had to be made.

The people that were with David made their decision,a decision to stone David to death. After all, he was their leader and he had obviously failed them.

But thank God,David made a different kind of decision.

Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.”   1Sa 30:6 NKJV (emphasis mine)

David made the only decision he could. I mean,what else could he do except turn to his God? For certain he was about to be killed by his own men,and when faced with that he did the only thing he could do and that was to take it to the only One who could rescue him.

There’s a great lesson here for all of us.The next time we find ourselves doubting, confused,rejected,or whatever…take it to the Lord! David strengthened himself in the Lord….and you can too!

Now, I don’t pretend to know what David said to his men to get them refocused on the task of rescuing their loved ones because the bible doesn’t say.But wouldn’t you love to have been there to hear that speech?

What we do know is that David inquired of the Lord his men must have heard him because the next thing we find is David and his six hundred men charging off to rescue their loved ones! warriors

How marvelous that the end of this story is so different than the way it began.

But wait a minute…isn’t your story the same?

Your end will be much greater than your beginning if you take it to the Lord and strengthen yourself in Him!

Be blessed this day!

Ron

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