If I find favor in the Lord’s eyes, he will bring me back and let me see it and his dwelling place again. But if he says, I am not pleased with you, then I am ready; let him do to me whatever seems good to him. – 2 Samuel 15:25b-26
There are times when you may feel as if you’re on top of the world. You may feel as though your struggle with sin is licked for good. In such times, it’s tempting to relax and neglect your relationship with God. But then life surprises you with an unexpected problem, and you come to your senses. Recognize that you’re never so spiritually right that you can afford to neglect your relationship with God.
Take it from a good man who went before you. King David had reached the pinnacle of political success. He killed giants, won battles, captured the hearts of the people, and overcame enemies on every side. While he was in this comfortable position, life surprised him with the rebellion of his own son.
It may have been that David, in the midst of his successes, had fallen out of the habit of relying on God day by day. But he quickly placed his life back in God’s hands after the rebellion. God did protect him and returned him to the throne in Jerusalem.
When life hits you with the unexpected, let it be a reminder that your life needs to be in God’s hands continually.
The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs . . . one step at a time.– Joe Girard
Prayer is not a spare wheel that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a steering wheel that directs the right path throughout life. – Unknown