Be Strong Enough to Walk Away
By: Jeremiah, Servant of the Living God
Be strong enough to walk away from what is hurting you, Be patient enough to wait for the blessing that you deserve, and always remember your current situation is not your final destination.
Interactions in life can be painful or disappointing. Many of us can even relate to those which cause us to walk away from previously cherished relationships. Wisdom dictates that we judge nad chose the best outcome; sometimes, this requires walking away rather than escalating a situation.
David had many encounters that required him to walk away from what was hurting him; even to run. He had enemies at every corner, even his own son Absalom and most notably King Saul.
But David always turned to God and found favor, so God instructed him on what to do at every turn.
2 Samuel 15:14, 30
14. Then David said to all his officials who were with him in Jerusalem, “Come! We must flee, or none of us will escape from Absalom. We must leave immediately, or he will move quickly to overtake us and bring ruin on us and put the city to the sword.”
30. But David continued up the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went; his head was covered and he was barefoot. All the people with him covered their heads too and were weeping as they went up. Now David had been told, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” So David prayed, “Lord, turn Ahithophel’s counsel into foolishness.”
At another time, David was stoned while traveling along a road.
In 2 Samuel 16:5-11,
5 As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul’s family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out. 6 He pelted David and all the king’s officials with stones, though all the troops and the special guard were on David’s right and left. 7 As he cursed, Shimei said, “Get out, get out, you murderer, you scoundrel! 8 The Lord has repaid you for all the blood you shed in the household of Saul, in whose place you have reigned. The Lord has given the kingdom into the hands of your son Absalom. You have come to ruin because you are a murderer!”
9 Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut off his head.”
10 But the king said, “What does this have to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the Lord said to him, ‘Curse David,’ who can ask, ‘Why do you do this?’”
11 David then said to Abishai and all his officials, “My son, my own flesh and blood, is trying to kill me. How much more, then, this Benjamite! Leave him alone; let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. 12 It may be that the Lord will look upon my misery and restore to me his covenant blessing instead of his curse today.”
Shimei cast stones at David still, yet David was strong in his God, and encourage himself. Without faith, to believe in his God, David could not reach where God had prepared for him.
Absalom, David’s son, tried to take away the crown from him; however, because King David believed in God, was strong, and trusted in his God without question things turned around for him. He prayed to his God and God turn the counsel of both of them into foolishness.
Let’s have faith in our God.
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Today’s word is brought to you by Jeremiah, servant of the living God. He is a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, who lives in Nigeria. He believes in God and that all answers to life, can be found in the Word of God.