It’s often said that calamity does not strike alone. As the English say, when it rains it pours and I may never understand why many times bad things happens in series. It’s like life is set in a way of building momentum towards some crisis where things become worse before they become better. The story of young David is a good example. Everything appeared okay until he was anointed king and started facing persecution from King Saul. It was a crisis that persisted for so long and things appeared to go from bad to worse for David until he crossed over to the land of the Philistines to seek refuge fearing Saul may in actual fact end up killing him. One day he was almost being forced to join forces with the Philistines and fight against his own country men. It took God for David to be refused by the Philistines army and be sent away only for him to go back to his base in Ziklag where he found his camp destroyed and all their families and possessions taken captive. Things were progressing from bad to worse for David. At some point his men wanted to stone him because of sorrow. We all know that was the last crisis David faced before he became king. It’s like God allows crisis to compound often leading his people to some dead end before coming through for us. Davids secret in all the crisis was to encourage Himslef in the a Lord his God. He knew God was doing something even though he could not understand. Everything appeared chaotic but David knew one day God will perfect that which concerns him. Where are things appearing to get complicated in your life and you don’t know what to do? Where does your situation seems to move from bad to worse? Where have you prayed and instead of things getting better they are getting worse? When challenges multiply in our lives and we feel hedged between problems, it’s time to lift up our eyes for our deliverance draws near. Our problems do not multiply because God wants to destroy us but rather to set us up for victory. Fix your eyes upon Jesus and not your increasing challenges! He is a Way Maker!
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;” Proverbs 3:5 NKJV
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