There are instances in life when we have to make choices between two or more not so attractive alternatives. Some of us would call it making a choice between competing evils. Those moments when you find yourself between a rock and a hard place and you do not know what is the best alternative. The scriptural story of David who sinned against God by counting his fighting men is a good example. David had forgotten what it means to trust God with the whole of his heart and had asked his army commander to go out and take a census of his army. This thing displeased God just the way many times we measure our responses to challenges based on what we have in our pockets instead of what God can do for us. As a punishment, God gave David three difficult choices to make. God was either to bring three years of famine, three months of military defeat where God would hand over David to his enemies or three days of a deadly plague. It was a hard choice to make because in any case, lives were to be lost. David left the choice to God and asked if only he could fall into the hands of God instead of human hands . We are facing the Corona virus pandemic and it’s good to remember that God is not outside the game but part of the game. He is watching over us every step of the way. As in the case of David, even before the plague was over, God relented from the disaster and asked the destroying Angel to stop. This explains why everyone of us should be praying over the pandemic because God’s mercies triumphs overs his judgement. Where are you feeling like God has put you between a rock and a hard place? Where are you facing difficult alternatives and you don’t know which one to go for? Choose to fall into the hands of a loving God. No matter what decision you make, be sure you have God as your fallback. When you fall on God, although it may hurt, you’ll bounce back again!
“David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands.” 2 Samuel 24:14 NIV
Last modified: May 22, 2020