Being thankful for what we do not see (II Samuel 16; II Corinthians 9:15)

“Thanks be unto God for His inexpressible gift.”  II Corinthians 9:15

“It may be that the Lord will look on the wrong done to me, and that the Lord will repay me with good for his cursing today,”  II Samuel 16:12

Recently I was reading an advertisement for a city in New Mexico, “Come and stay with us, we are the city that experiences the wonder of all four seasons.”  As I read this advertisement I thought of the season that King David was in during the time of II Samuel 16.

I believe it was the winter-time of his life!!!

David was faced with three challenges in this chapter:

1.  He was faced with a friend who very deceptive, Vs: 1-4

2.  He was faced with a foolish liar who hated David, Vs: 5-14

3.  He was faced with a flawed son who severed any hope of reconciliation, Vs: 15-23

Despite these challenges, there is something that stands out to me, “David was thankful in this season of his life.”  Some would say, “We are to rejoice no matter the season of life.” I would respond, “David could not rejoice at the sin before Him.”  He wept and he was weary.  This is the common response of anyone who faces such an hour.  However, David was thankful in spite of this season, a better day was ahead.

I believe David was looking forward to the day he would be with the Lord.  Ever since the day his infant died in II Samuel 12, it seems David has in full focus what is ahead.

Think it through:

1.  Ask yourself, is this season the end of my existence?

2.  Walk through II Corinthians 9 where you will discover the inexpressible gift of Christ that guarantees that this will not be the end of your life.

3.  Seek to discover what God has for you in this journey (John 15:1-9).

Take it out for a spin:

Spend time praising God for who He is and for what He is going to do in your life!!!

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