We spend our lives asking "why" every time something bad happens to us instead of asking "how" shall I fix this "why"? Why it happened is usually out of our reach because it's done!! God cares more about your future than our past, He cares more about our character than our emotional ups and downs because they change constantly, our character should be a constant!! He cares more about what you can become by looking ahead than being overwhelmed by a "WHY" that is behind you. He has a purpose for you, ask Him about your tomorrow. King David's stronghold was raided, his family, his men's family's and all they had were taken from them. It was so disturbing that David's own men thought about killing him by stoning. It was bad, but David did not waste time asking "WHY" but he ask for an answer on what to do about the situation. "WHAT" not "WHY", what did he have to do to regain his future by getting his family back not why has this happen to me? You need to focus on what can I do not why this happen to such a good person as I. (Please read how David reacts)
"So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were TAKEN captives. (At this point David could have wallowed in, yet another why)
Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. And David enquired at the LORD, saying, SHALL I PURSUE, after this troop? SHALL I OVERTAKE them? And He (God) answered him, PURSUE; (future thinking) for thou shalt surely OVERTAKE them, and WITHOUT FAIL RECOVER all."(1 Samuel 30:3,4,6,8)
1Sa 30:9 So David went,..... Into his future.
1Sa 30:10 But David pursued,....Into his future.
David pursued his future not his past, please don't trade your past for your future potential with hope in God!!! You cannot see your future if you never look forward, its not possible to look back at the "why" and look to the future at the same time!! It's a new day; GO!!!
Scott L. Boatner