Posted in Devotions

A Broken Heart–2 Samuel 18 part 2

Don’t Judge—David was delivered and all was back on track…BUT—His son was now dead.  He died a traitor and a hater of his Dad.  What response could any father offer.  His heart was broken his sin exposed the trouble he started reached its pinnacle. David was devastated. The devastation displayed by David was not much different than the response of any father—including our heavenly father.  God hates sin.  He allows those that sin to experience sins results.  But, as he allows that to happen, it literally breaks his heart.

We need to follow God’s lead and as we do we will experience his favor and his provision.  But we must also know hat he will allow us tp experience the result of our selfish independence.  It will devastate him and break his heart, as it would any father.  That is why he calls us to be holy.  He asks us to submit t his leadership and walk freely from the bondage of our sin.  Follow him and do not break your Lord’s heart.

God Bless You

28 Then Ahimaaz called out to the king, “All is well!” He bowed down before the king with his face to the ground and said, “Praise be to the Lord your God! He has delivered up those who lifted their hands against my lord the king.”

29 The king asked, “Is the young man Absalom safe?”

Ahimaaz answered, “I saw great confusion just as Joab was about to send the king’s servant and me, your servant, but I don’t know what it was.”

30 The king said, “Stand aside and wait here.” So he stepped aside and stood there.

31 Then the Cushite arrived and said, “My lord the king, hear the good news! The Lord has vindicated you today by delivering you from the hand of all who rose up against you.”

32 The king asked the Cushite, “Is the young man Absalom safe?”

The Cushite replied, “May the enemies of my lord the king and all who rise up to harm you be like that young man.”

33 The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!”[g]


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s