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.
Something else?

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.

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