In God’s hands


Psalm 7:17

I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,

And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

In this Psalm we see king David baring his emotions to the Lord. King David was in a difficult situation yet again. Although King David was chosen by the Lord and anointed by prophet Samuel. There were still people from the house of Saul who rejected his kingship. 

King David could endure rejection and pain from the outsiders. However, it now came from his own son Absalom. King David finds himself runing away from the palace as his son Absalom sits on his throne. The stable throne and prosperous kingdom for which he had worked so tirelessly.

While he was on the run, Cush a Benjamite mocked him and threw stones at him. However, it was the false accusations being hurled against his character that hurt him more. King David had strived hard in the sight of the Lord for the wellbeing and unity of the Kingdom of Israel.

Now all he now saw were critical and spiteful people. Those who were waiting for an opportune moment to lash out. He was insulted, tired and truly hurt but he left the matter in God’s hands.

Even though King David was still the anointed one and would have put to the sword anyone who came up against him. David made a wise choice. Rather than a petty show of retaliation he leaves the matter in God’s hands. David believed that God is sovereign, true and just. 

The story ends with King David’s men conquering Absalom’s army. God gave him a resounding victory. He returned to Jerusalem as King and sat undisputedly on the throne of Israel once more. 

Today any situation you face, no matter how unfair, tiresome or painful, choose to leave the matter in the hands of God. In time God’s justice will prevail. Honour and Victory will be restored to you, in the meanwhile like king David let us sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

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