Before David was king of Israel, he had a band of merry men who fought together. Periodically they would go out and fight against the enemies of God, but on one particular day, in one particular battle, they returned to find their town burned to the ground and all of their families kidnapped.
Loss. 1 Samuel 30:4 says they wept until they could weep no more.
Brokenness. In verse 8 during his extreme grief, David sought the Lord and asks if they should pursue their enemy. God responds, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!”
Recovery. Found in verses 18-20 you will see Gods recovery system. “David got back everything the Amalekites had taken, and he rescued his two wives. Nothing was missing; small or great, son or daughter, nor anything else that had been taken. David brought everything back. He also recovered all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock.”
Don’t curse your season of loss and brokenness. Seek the Lord with all your heart as Jesus told us to do. Everything will be added that’s needed and more. God doesn’t just restore what you lost, He restores it in better condition with benefits.
If you lost your job unfairly, God has a better job for you where your potential and creative ideas will benefit you more than before. Whatever it is, God always knows where it is and how to get it, you only have to sit in His presence and ask Him. He may not show you right then, but He will show you. In His perfect timing, you will pursue and recover all.
Stop looking at what you’ve lost and encourage yourself in the Lord by thinking on all He’s done for you in the past. If disease is present in your body, focus on the stripes Jesus took on His back for your healing. Take communion and remember that His body was broken for you so yours wouldn’t have to be. Disease cannot live where the Spirit God dwells.
I remember a story where scientists placed a deadly virus on a man of Gods hand and watched it die under a microscope. He believed that the power in him was greater than the power in that virus. Paul believed the same thing when he shook off the viper that bit his hand. All things are possible to those who believe.
Remember, the very area the enemy is fighting you in is the very area God wants to bless you in. Body, soul, mind, spirit, faith, finances, family and future. God didn’t love David more then He loves you. Don’t allow this time of loss and brokenness to dictate where you will end up. The battle isn’t yours, it’s Gods! His ways are not your ways, they’re backward. Who else would design a seed to fall into the ground and die before it could yield fruit?
Father, I give you my losses, my tears, my pain and sorrow. What the dvil has stolen from me, you will return it 100 fold, now in this lifetime according to Your Word. Just as you have in the past, You will take all that the devil intended to use against me and it will be for Your glory. I trust in You! Not everyone will understand me, but Father, You do and that is all that matters to me.
I trust you with my husband, may children, my body, my finances. I trust you! With my job, I trust you! With my gift, I trust you. I rejoice in my victory because as David recovered all, so will I.
Until Next Time,