I have been with you
wherever you have gone.
—1 Chronicles 17:8
What has been your greatest disappointment?
A business that didn’t gel?
A job that you didn’t get?
A promotion that didn’t come?
A marriage that didn’t work.
King David resolved to build a temple for the Lord. God nixed the plan because David had been a man of war (1 Chr 22:8). He wanted the temple to be built by a man of peace in a time of peace—a suit that fit David’s son Solomon.
David didn’t sulk. He said: “I am not worthy of what you have already done for me, Lord God . . . there is none like you . . . you alone are God” (1 Chr 17:16, 20).
Temporal wins sometimes dead-end in spiritual loss. The setback that you’ve suffered may result in a better ending to your story.
Learning to trust God is better
than trying to be God.