Like many people King David is a favorite character of mine. What I admire most is his desire and flat out ability to continue to get up after being knocked down time and time again.
In the last 24 hours I have been reminded twice of King David and that characteristic of his life.
My wife and I have a new friend in our life and we were discussing how one gets up and carries on after being knocked down. And how that so many people can not see the long term positive outcome from a present and temporary negative situation. This person said, “Look at David and Bathsheba. With most people they would have given up and never imagined God could bring about anything good from that situation. But from that situation, many hundreds of years later came the Messiah.”
A reminder that God can do whatever He wants to whenever He wants to do it.”
Then this morning, early, talking to Larry in the sauna at the gym. Larry says to me, “Who I like to read about in the Bible is David and his ability to get back up.”
You or someone you know may be going through a tough dark place in life right now. Knocked slap to the ground with no wind in your sails or breath in your lungs. It may feel as though the whole world is shutting down around you.
However, I would hope that today you will see something a little different as I am beginning to see when David wrote:
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil:
For Thou art with me.”
Everyone walks through dark valleys in their life.
Not everyone walks through them with the promise, “Thou are with me.”