2 Samuel 7:25
And now, Lord God keep forever your promise you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised.

God sent Samuel to anoint David to be king of Israel. Saul the reigning king, had become arrogant and prideful and wasn’t about to let his throne go to some shepherd boy. The 20 year battle for King David’s life and God's promise to him began.

During this time David penned many of the Psalms where he poured out his pain and agony to God.  He probably thought many times, ‘this isn’t what I asked for, let me go back to those sheep’. In those psalms he even asked God to kill his enemies.

David didn’t end the Psalm by telling God how bad his life had become, he ended the Psalms praising God and thank for what he had already done.

David also reminded God of the promise He had made to him.

If God has given you a promise and you now feel like you are in the pits of despair, you are in the company of King David, Moses, and Abraham to name a few.  Like David it helps to be thankful for what you have. You might only have your home, the electricity and plumbing and food to be thankful for, but that is a start. David only had a cold cave.

Reminding God of his promise to you is not because God forgets, but because we forget. Repeating God's  promises helps to remind us and strengthens us. 

Remember it is not your timing but God’s timing.
Share in the comments what you are thankful for, it might encourage others.

Comments (2)

On July 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM , (Ri)Charmed said...

I'm really thankful for the great VBS program my church is doing this week. It's been a lot of fun for my son and a bit of a break for me.

On July 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM , Karen O'Lone-Hahn said...

Love those monolpoly earrings.