Today you should read: 2 Samuel 3
David has been anointed king, been obedient to God, defended his enemy Saul – even though he’s out for David’s life and so on and so on… by this point you think things would turn around for David. It seems like he’s done everything he can… but verse 1 says:
That was the beginning of a long war between those who were loyal to Saul and those loyal to David.
Things don’t always go as we think they should – but remember God is STILL sovereign. He’s still in charge of the affairs of this world. The rest of verse 1 says…
As time passed David became stronger and stronger, while Saul’s dynasty became weaker and weaker.
God has a plan – did you hear me? God has a plan and His plan ALWAYS works the way He intends it to. Wherever you are in life – whatever your situation – whatever your good or your bad – God has a plan and His plan ALWAYS works out the way He intends it to.
Then… drama drama drama. Abner (a powerful leader among those loyal to Saul) gets falsely accused of sleeping with one of the kings concubines by Saul’s son. Let’s just say Abner wasn’t real happy about this. So, Abner joins forces with David. David sends Abner back to get his wife Michal (Saul’s daughter given to David by Saul).
Next Joab (a leader in David’s squad) comes back from a raid knowing nothing about the agreement David had made with Abner. Still believing Abner to be the enemy and a spy, Joab went after Abner (now loyal to David) and killed him.
But no matter what remember that God has a plan and His plan ALWAYS works the way He intended it to.
Is there drama in your life right now? Worn down? Wish everything would get all better? You can rest in one thing… God is sovereign – He’s still in charge of this world’s affairs – He has a plan and His plan ALWAYS works the way He intended it to. Rest in that today – Shalom.
Posted by: Tim Parsons
4 thoughts on “December 17, 2012”
Amen Tim! There is such peace in knowing that no matter what hardship we may be enduring, God always has a master plan and will be with us through everything. There is no substitute for our quiet time when we read God’s word and humble ourselves before him in prayer. Thank you God for always being there when the battles rage and our lives appear to be spinning out of control. We can rest in the confidence that YOU are in control.
Thanks Mike. I agree!
Thanks Pastor Tim for reminding me that God always has a plan. Sometimes when we are struggling to make sense of it all, I often forget that God does have a plan. The hard thing about this is His plan is not always easy to understand. Because in my heart i so wanted to go another direction.. I know God loves me and he knows my heart and i do trust that he has the plan, just for me, and what’s best for me. Thanks again Pastor Tim i needed to here that God has a plan..
Thanks Wanda – blessed by your comments