Grieve And Move On

Grace and peace be unto you.

“Now the Lord said to Samuel, You have mourned long enough for Saul. I have rejected him as king of Israel, so fill your flask with olive oil and go to Bethlehem. Find a man named Jesse who lives there, for I have selected one of his sons to be my king.” (1 Samuel 16:1).

Are your past experiences preventing you from appreciating present blessings? Are you comparing your present blessings to those of the past? Scripture says, “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19).

The story is told that after the Israelites settled in Jerusalem, they started rebuilding the temple in the second month of the second year. After the foundation was built, the priests sang unto the Lord and all the people gave a shout of praise. Nevertheless, many of the older priests, Levites, and family heads who had seen the first temple wept aloud, while others shouted for joy (Ezra 3:7-13).

The first temple also known as Solomon’s temple was splendid; it was a sight to behold (1 Kings 6:1-38). Many of the older Israelites contrasted it to the second one that was being built and was distraught. They knew the second one would be inferior. On the other hand, the younger generation had not seen the first temple and was grateful for the second one.

Perhaps you lost something which you have invested in and God gave you a replacement that is not as magnificent. This could be a car, house, or business. Consequently, you are somewhat sad even though you are grateful. God is asking you to grieve for the thing you have lost and then move on. He is with you and will never leave or forsake you (Matthew 28:20). Although the replacement is not ideal, it is perfect for accomplishing your divine purpose.

Heavenly Father, thanks for your good and perfect gifts. In Jesus’s name, amen.      

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

One thought on “Grieve And Move On

  1. Hi, born for a purpose. Thank you for this word, my trust is in God for my lost, He is the one who restores and make a new, He is the one who heals my heart and put the pieces together again. Almighty God, graces and mercies is good to me, He keeps me. Blessing to you.

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