Summary: Further I understood, the people who left me where ‘chaff’ anyway, if not, they would have not left me in the first place. They will not fit into your life, your commitment and your walk with God. Get the lesson friend.
In His bottle!
2 Samuel 5:1”Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.”
Someone needs to hear this word today from the Lord, I was immensely rejuvenated and invigorated, I’m sure you would get the sprinkling of showers too! There was a time when Ahimelech the priest asked David ‘Why are you alone and no one with you?" Did anyone ask you that question? Pretty painful yeah? I’m talking to the one who has gone that path, others would not understand, though. David left his nation, home, wife, parents, and siblings, begs for bread, feigned to be insane and let his saliva run down into his beard. Ah! Unimaginable pain and sorrow! Is anybody going through this path, then this stuff is for you today!
The family who had been with us for a long time from the time we started our church, suddenly came to us after church and said, ‘from next week we would not be able to attend church because I got another job’, that was like bomb shell; neither did they mention about the new job, or their intention to move to another locality closer to the new job. Before we could recover, they said bye and left; I tell you, that day I became like a pulp, I wept and wept. (call me nuts, too painful then, now I feel strengthened because after that many left me, hurray!)Be strengthened in the Lord when people leave you, refuse to speak to you or reply you back. You know what, the above draws you closer to the Savior! Wow! Further I understood, the people who left me where ‘chaff’ anyway, if not, they would have not left me in the first place. They will not fit into your life, your commitment and your walk with God. Get the lesson friend.
Then came the grand day, when the elders of Israel gathered at the footstep of David and said, ‘come and be our king!’ People who walked out on you would be brought back by God, wait! The Bible goes on to say that David reigned for 40 years, did you hear that, David sat on the throne for four decades, was not David right when he said, ‘You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?” Phew!(Psalm 56:8)
Memorize scriptures and speak over your life when things look eerie and dark, anybody listening? Listen, I would have gone insane if I had not gulped down huge ounces of His Word every day, I said every day.
Let me give you recap of the above:
1) You are not forgotten! God had to take David through a tremendous process of isolation, humiliation, adversity, danger, rejection, and all that stuff, not to break him but to build him as a king. Likewise, we got to look to the Word for consolation and comfort rather than the world and be confused.
2) WAIT: To wait is essential because what you are going through is just not about you but many are connected to it; therefore, we got to wait patiently for God to work it out.