One of the things that moves me most in life is to see lives been turned around for good. A person that has been struggling and going through rough patches only for their situation to change positively and they start thriving and living their dreams. Of course we have instances where the opposite happens and a very thriving life comes tumbling down. The Scriptures gives the account of Jonathan’s son who was called Mephiboseth. Born in a royal family, the boy’s life was crippled when he was young and unfortunately on the day his loving father died. The hope for a loyal life was dashed and a life of begging became the norm for this young man. Fear drove him from home to live in the slums and he became accustomed to his new normal. This reminds me of many people who were bubbling with dreams until something happened and crippled them. People who could do a lot for themselves and today they have to rely on others for survival. People who were raised in high end estates but today they fear telling others where they stay. It can happen to any of us when life changes overnight. This man did not have hope of a positive change in life. He was getting used to life in the slums until one day the king remembered him. David remembered his friendship with Jonathan and decided to look for this crippled man and change his story. Things may be difficult for you today yes, but there is a king who is seeking for you. You will not sign out of this life in those slums of shame and regret. There is some good the King is remembering. It has nothing to do with you but when God looks at the good that was done by Jesus on the cross, He moves with compassion to remember us. Where have you resigned yourself to a life of pain and shame? What dreams did you use to have but you’ve given up on? Where do you live in pain of the good old days? There is a God who changes our story when we least expect. The place of shame is not your address, the King is preparing some quarters for you in the palace. Do not give up hope, keep on keeping on for your story and address are about to change!
“Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away.” 1 Samuel 2:5 NIV
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