Nothing is hidden from the Lord.
Sometimes in life, things happen without you even knowing they were coming. Sometimes you may receive a prophetic word ,warning dreams and visions or a word on an event about to take place. And there are times where you have no idea that it what was coming.
But nothing is hidden from the Lord.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.
You may not have known, but God knows. And Trust that He knows why its happened and He will make everything work out for your good. Trust that even when you feel like you’ve lost something unexpectedly that He will restore everything that was lost. Trust that He will not withhold anything good from you.
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.
Sometimes you may have been in the word, praying and spending time with Him. You may be walking with Him, but you still did not know what was coming. And you are like But God ” I wish You told me this was about to happen”.
For something to be restored it has to be broken, for something to be restored, it has to be lost, for something to be restored it has to deserted.
Thats what happened to David, God warned Him through people and ordered His steps in and out of battle. He would enquire of the Lord and the Lord will tell Him what to do.
But when He returned home from being rejected to fight for the philistines, the Amalekites had burned His land with fire. And sadly also they had even taken captive all the women, sons, daughters.
David did not see that one coming.He did not know He was going to return and everything that belonged to Him would be taken.
But what did David do next?
He cried out to God. And the most beautiful thing He did is the bible says “He strengthened Himself in the Lord His God.” Who do you run to first when you are distressed? Who do you strengthen yourself in or lean on when you feel like there’s no hope? Whoever and whatever you run to first is your idol.
You can seek friends and pastors and prophets. But they don’t always have the answer to what God is about to do next. They may encourage you but God wants you to experience Him for yourself. He wants a personal story between you and Him. That when all hope was lost He brought you hope. That when you were lost He delivered you. Man can pray with you and help you but only God can restore to you everything that you have lost.
In 1 samuel 29:8 says
So David enquired of the LorD saying, ” shall i pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? “And God answered him ” pursue for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
You would think that David would go straight and chase after what was lost. But He enquired from God. He didn’t want to take a step without getting a yes from God. Even though it belongs to Him He wanted God’s say on it.
God stands on His word.( psalm 138:2 For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.) Whatever He says, He will do. Seek Him on what to do next on the things you’ve lost. But don’t dwell on those things, dwell on Him. Stand on His word more than your miracle. He is able to do, just what He said He will do.
God may want to do something new, Wait and let Him show you. Seek Him even when you haven’t recovered what you lost yet.Don’t give up. Your world is not found in what you lost, whatever you’ve lost can be found in Jesus. Your world is found in Jesus.
God is a God of restoration.No one puts His trust in the Lord and ever gets ashamed.
When you have given your life to Jesus doesn’t mean everyday everything is sweet. It doesn’t mean you will never face problems. But it means that no matter what you face, He will give you the strength to overcome. It means you will have peace in the midst of storms. It means that you will be preserved and strengthened to go through difficulties and still come out standing.