This Scripture offers a powerful example of faith and prayer. King David desperately wanted his child to live. For seven days he fervently prayed, wept, and fasted for the life of his child. David’s fervency in seeking God actually uneased those who witnessed it. They feared how he might react to the death of his son. To their
David practiced a faith that was genuine. His faith was seasoned to withstand almost any outcome because he believed in the God he served. David revealed three facets to his faith: 1) He believed in God’s power, grace, and love to heal his child. He had experienced God’s power and knew He could act again. 2) Though David believed in God’s power, he reflected
Let’s learn from David that the object of our prayers is God’s will - not our will. God is working towards a higher purpose that promotes the kingdom of God rather than us. God uses difficult times for many things, but most importantly God desires His life, love, and purpose to be magnified through Christians. Seek God’s strength and wisdom as you traverse all of life’s circumstances. Trust in God’s sovereignty and purpose for you.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (NIV)
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