David replied to Recab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As surely as the Lord lives, who has delivered my life from all adversity,
2 Samuel 4:9 NET
Recab and Baanah we’re expecting a great reward because they brought the head of Saul’s son, Ish-bosheth, to David.
With Ish-bosheth out of the way, there was nothing really in David’s way to become King of all Israel. But David didn’t see it that way.
He wasn’t looking at things the way everyone else looked at it. He was operating on a whole different level.
You see, David trusted in the Lord to remove all the obstacles out of his way, to receive what was promised when he was anointed the next King of Israel in his youth.
He could have taken matters into his own hands many times to force this to happen sooner, but he didn’t. He trusted in the Lord’s timing.
We do that so often. We try to force God’s hand. He knows what He is doing. He knows what needs to happen.
Trust Him for your life. Trust that He is smarter and more powerful than you give Him credit for.
He can make things happen, straighten a path, reveal insights, like none other.
He can take something that you have been trying to do under your own power for years, and make it happen in one second!
He is God! You need to trust Him. You need to learn to trust Him more. You need to step out of the way.
He’s got this! He’s got you!
Father, help me to trust You more. Help me to trust in Your ways. When I am weak, give me the strength to believe and have faith. There is no other place that I want to be than right in the middle of Your Presence.