Tag: King David

Choosing Faith

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

David went through tough times in his life, and often during those times, he wrote down his prayers to God. David didn’t write, “I have faith.” What he did write is, “I will trust”. Faith for him was not about what he had or what he didn’t have, it was a decision. When it’s hardest to believe, and yet you choose to trust, you have great faith. If you want to have great faith, then you need to say, “I will trust the Lord.” Faith is not just a feeling or something you have in a storehouse, it’s a verb, and action, a decision. It’s something you do right now. Be like David. He never said he was a man of great faith, but instead, “I will trust in the Lord.” By that, he slew giants, overcame thousands, brought down kingdoms, and inherited the blessings of God. Choose to trust in the Lord and you too will slay giants and do great and mighty things. For the one who chooses to greatly trust is the one who has great faith.

Today’s Mission – Today, choose to put your trust in God in all things.

by Jonathan Cahn

See the hand of God

Thomas Watsonby Thomas Watson

“The Almighty has afflicted me!” Ruth 1:21

“The cup which My Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?” John 18:11

All the injuries and unkind treatments we meet with from others, do not come to us by chance, but are ordained by the all-wise God for our good.

Many are like the foolish cur that snarls at the stick, never looking to the hand that swung it. If we looked higher than instruments, our hearts would grow meek and calm. Instruments can no more stir until God gives them a commission–than the ax can cut by itself without a hand. David looked beyond Shimei’s rage: “Let him curse, for the Lord has bidden him!” 2 Samuel 16:11

What wisdom for Christians–to see the hand of God in all the barbarisms and incivilities of men! Job eyed God in his affliction, and that meekened his spirit: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised!” Job 1:21. He does not say, The Chaldeans have taken away–but “The Lord has taken away.”

Whoever brings an affliction, it is God who sends it.

“When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other!” Ecclesiastes 7:14

“What? Should we accept only good things from the hand of God, and never anything bad?” Job 2:10

by Thomas Watson