One of the reoccurring themes in the Bible is the theme that we MUST wait upon the Lord. So many characters in the Bible failed–when they let their impatience in waiting upon God drive them to act on their own. Gratefully, David was not one of them. David spent his life checking in with God, seeking his direction and following his lead. As a result, he rose from being a lowly shepherd–to being Israel’s greatest leaders. David and his armies recaptured Israel and established it as a leading nation. David, had many opportunities to work independently of God, he learned, however, that waiting upon God–simply works better.
In our lives, we are constantly moved in the same direction. We trust God and follow him, but, when things get difficult, we turn and run. God attempts to guide us through, but, then we simply fail to trust him, and, we do things on our own. As we accelerate down that path; things go sideways, and we ultimately pay a much higher price than we ever would if we would simply let God be God. We must cling to the truth–God does love us and wants us to have a full and meaningful life. He shows, time after time; that if we will wait upon Him, He will grant us exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever hope or dream. Ephesians 3:20. He does it because He loves us, and we are glad that it glorifies him and not us!
God Bless You
May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
may his foes flee before him.
2 May you blow them away like smoke—
as wax melts before the fire,
may the wicked perish before God.
3 But may the righteous be glad
and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful.
4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
7 When you, God, went out before your people,
when you marched through the wilderness,
8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain,
before God, the One of Sinai,
before God, the God of Israel.
9 You gave abundant showers, O God;
you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your people settled in it,
and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.