Fully Restored, Joy in the Wilderness, Kristin Clouse, Not Your Battle, Overcoming Anxiety, Overcoming Fear

Wait, Not This Again

Have you ever said to yourself, “Wait, not this again? (insert heavy sigh) God, I’ve already been through this, why is this happening again?”

I’ve been there, friend. Maybe you are there right now.

In the bible, David, after he was anointed king, but before he was officially put into the position, fled to the wilderness. King Saul wanted him dead. He fled for his life, and in that particular season, God did mighty things in David. Those works of God prepared him to become king. The wilderness season isn’t wasted time, but a God-ordained valuable time.

Years after, David had been king, and once again, he had to flee to the wilderness after his son Absalom declared himself to be the new king. Absalom was filled with anger, resentment, and vengeance from years before. He didn’t agree with how his dad, the king, handled some family business. He took matters in his own hands, and then David banned him for a season. This family had issues for sure.

Here’s my question to you and me, 

How do we react when our lives get turned upside down?
When we have to flee to the wilderness again, how do we respond?
When a shaking comes to our lives, relationships, jobs, or more, what comes out of our hearts?

In Psalms 63:1-5, we read about King David’s heart as he fled for the second time. Let’s read this together:

O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; 
My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land 
Where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, 
To see Your power and Your glory. 
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, 
My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name. 
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. 

David was filled with love, worship, adoration, and peace, knowing God was in control of his life. His trust was in God and not in his position. His foundation was secure in God. He lost his job but had total faith God would take care of him. David worshipped right there in the middle of his mess!

Today, what are you doing in the middle of your mess, shaking of life circumstances, or wilderness season?

Where is your faith and trust?

Today, let’s turn off the noise around us and put our focus on JESUS. Turn on your worship music. Right there in your home, car, or job, begin to praise God in your current state. God is the answer friend for whatever you are facing. He is here for you and with you.