When God Doesn’t Make Sense!

1 Samuel 6:8-9 “David was angry because the Lord had burst forth against Uzzah… David was afraid of the Lord that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the Lord come to me?”

King David wanted God’s presence in Jerusalem for all the right reasons. His heart was rightly motivated and he desired to bring honour and glory to God. However, God’s response to David’s desire for the ark to be brought to Jerusalem didn’t make sense and as a result David retreated in anger and fear.

How do you respond to God when the very thing you are trying to do to bring glory and honour to God, God appears to reject and not affirm? It’s so easy to respond to God with anger, fear and doubt. It is in this moment that our motives are tested and our faith is challenged. 

I have been on a personal journey over the last 12 months where everything I have been believing for and working towards has been tested and challenged. I have at times responded to God with anger and fear and yet I love him with all my heart, soul and strength.  

When these seasons and events come into our lives we are left with 2 fundamental choices: 1) Keep being angry and fearful and end up bitter and resentful. The end result is a wounded spirit or; 2) Go back to where you left God’s presence and like David rejoice in God, be as thorough in your pursuit of God and his purposes for your life.

Don’t live with a wounded spirit but come back to God and let him help you and teach you that faith in God is even more important when God doesn’t make any sense.

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