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Summary: David was able to sail through the storm arriving in the aftermath of his sin with Bathsheba because he didn’t fight it, he went with it so it could fulfill its divine purpose.

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9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite

with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife,

and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house;

because thou hast despised me...

From 2 Samuel 12:9, 10

Sometimes all you can do is ride out the storm.

How?

I. Pray

15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick. 16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

II. Face the Consequences Realistically

19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. 20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.

III. Hope in the Truths of Scripture

23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

IV. Move Forward With Life

24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him. 25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

V. But first, you have to face the truth.

12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.

13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.

2 Samuel 12:12-13


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