Do You Wrestle with Disappointment or Discouragement?
by Linda Goldfarb
God told David that his son Solomon would be king after he died and that he, Solomon, would have the honor of building the temple of God, not David.
How do you think he felt? David had it in his heart to honor God with the building of His temple, but God said no, Solomon would have that privilege.
Notice this, David wasn’t offended. Instead, he began the process of equipping Solomon to succeed. In preparation of this mighty undertaking, King David directed Solomon twice, “Be strong (and courageous) and do the work” (1 Chronicles 28:10b, 20a NIV).
This directive alone is sound advise indeed, but it’s in the words that followed that we find the means to “get er’ done”… “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished” (1 Chronicles 28:20b NIV).
God will not fail you.
We all need to capture this phrase with our hearts and spiritual hands in order to draw it close when times get tough—our Lord will never fail or forsake us. He is there for the long haul, whatever it takes.
When we declare with conviction and confidence the greatness of God and His ultimate authority over our lives, we can combat and defeat discouragement and disappointment. Speak His words every day and let them ring to the heavens, to God be the glory. Amen.
Linda Goldfarb is a wife, mother of four adult children, Maw-Maw to grandchildren of various personalities, award-winning author, international speaker, Founder and Instructor of Parenting Awesome Kids, Board Certified Advanced Life Coach, Certified Advanced Personalities Trainer and Consultant. www.LivePowerfullyNow.org