Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD, and he said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far? And yet this was insignificant in Your eyes, O Lord GOD, for You have spoken also of the house of Your servant concerning the distant future. And this is the custom of man, O Lord GOD.
I love David’s prayer here. God revealed His promises to David and David rejoiced in them and prayed them back to God! I see David recounting God’s faithfulness in the PAST, God’s mercies for the PRESENT, and David rejoices with hope and prays for the FUTURE.
This goes along with what I’ve been thinking. We’re coming up on 2 years since mom died. To me it’s been a day. It’s been so hard recovering and pressing on, but God has not failed me all my life. I look on my PAST and see His faithfulness. PRESENTLY God is protecting me and keeping me and leading me and doing wonderful things in my life. Therefore, I should and can smile on the FUTURE. God has things prepared ahead. God is carrying out His purposes in my life and they are wonderful! I’m so thankful for a faithful God… who made promises to David and keeps everyone of them and makes promises to me and has never let me down! Never!
Today I awoke with this song on my heart.
The work which His goodness began,
the arm of His strength will complete;
His promise is Yea and Amen,
and never was forfeited yet.
Things FUTURE, nor things that are NOW,
nor all things below or above,
Can make Him His purpose forgo,
or sever my soul from His love.
Yesterday I walked with a friend at my favorite river walk spot. She had never seen this sculpture and I told her how in 2009 we took Christmas pictures there with Mumsy. I had to look for those pictures. This one didn't make the cut but it's a happy memory. Poor Mumsy sat there like a queen the whole time we moved around on the sculpture. What she put up with!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!