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1 Chronicles 11:3 When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, he made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel, as the Lord had promised through Samuel.

wait3Promises are worth waiting for and there IS pain in the offering. David had to wait for his promise. He had to wait for God to bring forth what He had said through Samuel years before. David had to run for his life as he waited from a man who was trying to kill him. Sometimes the waiting is the hardest thing. There was a time not so long ago when the Lord peeled away the layers of my onion and my heart felt as if it were being ripped from my chest. Some things in life I try to hold onto so tight until God has no other option than to remove it from me and show me what it REALLY looks like. Godly sorrow then floods my soul and it is the manifestation of everything lost along the way…not material things, but opportunities to share Christ with others missed.

WaitingSee, I was a selfish Saul once, only thinking of myself, fear dictating every wrong move that eventually led to my demise. It’s a wonder I survived it all but He allowed me to survive so that I could help others along their journey. I survived so that I could show others how to trust the Lord with the painful waiting and how to praise Him through it all.

Seeing my situation from God’s perspective stings, but that is when real healing can begin.

You can read 1 Chronicles 9-12 about the return of the exiles and David’s coronation at www.biblegateway.com.. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #1Chronicles

To further your reading, and to dive a bit deeper, consider this from

2 Corinthians 7:10Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

Godly sorrow results in a changed life and changed behavior. Don’t be sorry for getting caught. David repented and was restored to faith and service. Saul took his own life.

Related Scriptures: Acts 11:18; Acts 1:7-8; 1 Thessolonians 4:15-17