“Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.” 2 Samuel 12:20
Sometimes, crying over split milk can be mere waste. What has happened had already being done and there is no need for one to break heads over that.
In spite of the fact that King David was known as a man after God’s own heart, the man still sinned. It showed he was not a perfect man. No matter how human tries to be sane, and without any blemish, then that human should know that only God is perfect.
David stole Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, thinking that he can have his way since he is the king. He slept with the woman, impregnated her, and did not stop there, but to cover his deed, he moved on to have Uriah killed.
God sees this and is not happy. To have David pay for his crime, the child Bathsheba had for him died. Before then, King David prayed, fasted and refused to eat, nor be comforted. He thought God would answer his prayer.
But the child died.
When King David learnt about the death of his child, do you know what he did? Read that verse above. King David, stopped fasting, stopped praying and went to bath. He ate, put on new clothes. Not only that, the bible says King David went on to the house of the Lord and WORSHIPPED!
How loyal is this man! In spite of all, David did not forget God. He went back and worshipped God. His servant questioned him about his behaviour in the following verses ( 2 Samuel 12:21-22) and he still reminded them that above all, God is the author of his life.
Are you in the same situation like David? When trouble comes your way, it may be you are being corrected for your deed. God punishes those He loves. He did that with King David. You must understand the differences between problems and your own handiwork problems.
God corrects you when you transgressed but not for long. He wants you to learnt never to do that again. If God does not correct you, then what happened to the love he professes to you?
No matter how much you suffer in your moment of correction, do not forget to acknowledge God afterward. Even in your situation, praise God just the way King David did.
Look at this; because King David praised God despite all, it was the same woman, Bathsheba who bore King Solomon who replaced the died-child! What a marvellous gift!
The more you praise and worship God, the more God will intervene in your life. And the more you are showing to God that you accept His correction over your life because it is for your own good.
Remember, no punishment last forever. It is only to uplift you, so don’t take it the other way round? Instead, be wise as King David and get up to worship God.
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