Sep 5, 2010

Oh, God, where are you now?

Have you ever wondered where He is in certain situations? How He could possibly be working THIS together for your good? Wondered why you are lonely – the only one left out, forgotten, not fulfilling your dreams?

David did too.

Long before he was king he was lonely.

In fact, it was his loneliness that prepared him to be king.

Why did the Lord take David through all He did – humble beginnings, great adversity, being hounded by a man who hated him? Well, consider David’s predecessor. Saul was a mighty man, a popular man. When it came time to choose a king for Israel, Saul was a perfect candidate. The man was successful, tall, strong, talented….he had it all!

And Saul was never lonely.

And when it came time to make the biggest decisions of his life Saul chose the popular opinion...

…and Saul chose wrong.

David was a man trained by the Lord in solitude, shaped by the Lord in the wilderness, and educated by the Lord in loneliness.

He had no friends to ask opinions of. He had to run to the Lord. When his world fell to pieces he had to cling to God and God alone because there was no one else. When his companions wanted to kill him, he learned where to take refuge.

And when it came time to make his most important decisions, David had a Counselor with perfect wisdom, a Friend to support him, and a God to back him up and he made the right choice.

All because he learned the lessons of loneliness.

When you go through loneliness, think about this. You have the opportunity of a lifetime to seek the Lord in quietness and develop a relationship with Him in this perfect atmosphere where there is nothing or no one else to steal your focus.

Don’t be discouraged by loneliness. Consider how God has always taken His special friends and put them in a place where they could only look at Him.

He thinks you’re special and wants one-on-one time with just you.


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