August 16, 2020

Acting With Certainty in Uncertain Times

Acting With Certainty in Uncertain Times

Samuel 22: 3-4, ESV

3 And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. Great grandmother Ruth And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay[a] with you, till I know what God will do for me.” 4 And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. 


Here's a few chewable nuggets for us to consider as we wrestle with what it means to operate with certainty in uncertain times:

  • Receive the blessing GOD grants even the most frightening moments
  • Rest in the relief GOD gives even when we can't see our way
  • Re-calibrate and move forward because the journey is not done. 

Here is how David operates with certainty even though the cave is an uncertain, anxiety-ridden and fearful time for David:

  1. David acts responsibly – I will make the best decision with the information that I have; I cannot guarantee all will go well, but I must trust the nudges of the Spirit as I move in faith.
  2. David acts lovingly – the courageous choice is the loving choice!  Can I put the needs of others over my own even when I am in the cave. 
  3. David acts prayerfully – It is David’s ability to believe GOD will act which gives him the strength to act.
  4. David acts expectantly – David must go back to the cave.  But it appears David goes back to the cave expectant regarding GOD's ability to be with him and his family during their time of trial; can I trust GOD even when I have to go back into the cave? 


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July 14, 2023


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