Have you ever thought that God was asleep in your setback, worries, and anxieties at work, family, finances, health or with your kids? David had just enjoyed one of the Sweetest Victories of his life, but then a jealous King named Saul decided to have him killed. In Psalm 59, David begins to express his frustrations to GOD, “WHY”? Most of us in our human reasoning think that if we’re doing everything right in life, then we shouldn’t anticipate any grief or pain to come our way.
That couldn’t be any further from the truth! When you and I are in God’s perfect will and plan, we must anticipate a roaring devil to wake up and attempt to defeat Gods purpose and plan in our life. Saul sent his men to kill David. This young shepherd boy David is now questioning the integrity of God, “GOD, WHY” would you allow this vicious, jealous, mad, insane King to take me out?
• David had forgotten that His heavenly Father was “getting him ready” to be a King himself. David would soon rule over the nation of Israel for the next 40 years.
• David had also forgotten that earlier in his life, his sheep was attacked by a bear and a lion. But “God used him to deliver his own sheep” from the mouth of a lion and a bear.
• David had also forgotten that God promised him, “When you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, fear no evil for I am with thee.”( Psalm 23:4) When all Hell is coming at you, it’s easy to lose perspective on what the Heavenly Father is really up to. God says, “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”( Isaiah 55:9)
• David got discouraged with a lot of Motion but without Momentum in life. There are times that seemingly nothing is moving forward in the right direction. But remember, Gods’ ways are higher than our ways; it takes a few setbacks to make you rise and fight back with Gods’ backbone and power in life. In the end David rose higher than any devil that tried to destroy God’s purpose and plan in his life.
Are you in a place where you’re asking “GOD, WHY?” and “When are you going to WAKE UP?” Friend, God never slumbers or sleeps. (Psalms 121:4) He hasn’t forgotten you in your nightmare of life. Remember, He is also getting you ready for your next assignment. The present struggle you’re in today won’t last forever.