Grace and peace be unto you.
The story is told that David and his men were away from Ziklag, their home, for three days. In their absence, the Amalekites raided their town, captured their wives and possessions, and carried them off. When David and his men returned and saw the destruction, they were distraught. Nonetheless, David sought God’s face and was instructed to pursue the Amalekites.
David and his men chased the Amalekites and caught up with them. They had all the plunder taken from the lands of Judah and the Philistine. David and his men fought and defeated them. They recovered everything that was taken. Then, they returned to Ziklag and David sent some of the loot to the elders, in the cities of Judah. He informed them that it was a gift from the pillage of the Lord’s enemy (1 Samuel 30: 1-27).
God allowed David’s hometown to be raided. After which, he empowered him and his men to recover all the possessions and that of Judah’s. He further encouraged David to send gifts from the plunder to the elders of Judah, thus, proving to them that he was with David. David was the anointed successor for Saul and lived in the land of the Philistines. Yet still, God elevated him in the eyes of the Jews living in Judah. Scripture says, “…all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27).
Perhaps you are in a situation where you have lost possessions. God allowed it to happen because he wants to show his favor on your life. He is asking you to seek his face for directives. He wants to bless you with more possessions than you have lost, so you can bless those whom you will serve directly. Consequently, you will grow in statue and favor with God and man.
Heavenly Father, thanks for your great love. Help us to acknowledge our losses, seek your face and obey your word. In Jesus’ name, amen.