And the king took an oath and said,
“As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life from every distress . . .”
– 1 Kings 1:29
If anyone knew the reality of the battlefield it was King David. The above scripture is part of a promise that David made to Bathsheba. He gave his word that their son Solomon would be king, but one specific word in this verse reminds me of something we all need to be reminded of from time to time:
We are not forgotten.
David says, “The Lord . . . has redeemed my life from every distress.” Not just some but all. Every single distress!
In all of the translations of this verse that I read, each one uses one of two words: every or all. That one word speaks volumes.
I was once at a women’s retreat where a very nice lady told me about her own experience with stillbirth. She was told that her baby had died, but after prayer the baby began to move and . . . all’s well that ends well, right?
I was overjoyed for her. (Well, I should have been.) She had an amazing testimony and gave God all glory for her miracle. But when I heard her story, I was in the thick of the battle, and I felt as if God remembered her and forgot all about me.
Keyword in the above statement? Felt.
Often the way we feel isn’t an accurate account of reality. Our emotions tend to get the best of us. No matter how we feel, this is reality:
The world around us might shift, but with Christ our foundation is solid. (Tweet that.)
When your foundation is Christ, you can be sure that He has and will continue to redeem your life from EVERY distress. (Encourage someone by Tweeting that!)
Whether you feel Him there or not, He is right beside you on the battlefield.
Keep moving forward, friends. You are not forgotten!
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