2Samuel 16:12 It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.
I find this verse to be very interesting. An enemy of David is going along cursing him and kicking stones and dust in his direction. Davidâ€™s men are ready to end his life right there on the spot. David is a king and unaccustomed to this type of behavior. But David says allow the man to continue cursing.
It maybe that even God sent him to curse David. All David hopes is that God will see how he handles the persecution and later have mercy on David. He prays that God will look on how he is being mistreated and give him good for the bad treatment.
I know that when things are going my way even if it was something that I did wrong that I often compound my wrong with more wrong attitudes and actions. David does not do that.. David says that God is watching and he wants to honor God even in this situation. That causes me to think of my own life.
I have brought the majority of problems that I have on myself. I have caused the heartache that has come my way. But instead of reacting correctly and submissively I usually get angry and want to strike back. I fail God in the way I deal with what He allows to happen to me. I wonder what would happen if I would determine to trust that God was at work in my life and even in the bad He was looking to do me good.
I rarely think that I deserve the bad that happens to me. I rarely respond correctly with the things that God allows to happen in my life. Today I want to make a decision to trust God and let Him do what He wants in my life even if it is uncomfortable.
I want to trust that even in my darkest moment He is at work getting ready to do something that will be good for me.