I SAMUEL 16 : 1
The LORD was grieved that he had made Saul king
over Israel; And so Samuel mourned for Saul!,
The very first king of Israel messed up his call;
And the LORD rejected him as king over Israel!
Was that an end?
No! Read GOD’s instruction to Samuel.
‘ How long will you mourn for Saul?’
Yes, that was the time to anoint a new king!
Samuel was expected to continue his mission.
Some times we all mourn like Samuel for the lost
opportunities; As our first attempt backfired and
brought reproach to GOD’s name, we lose hope
and mourn as if all the doors are closed!.
Even though it is necessary to mourn for the things
that grieves our LORD, again and again reminding
and remembering that disgrace is also not acceptable
Cry, mourn and repent; But don’t dwell there!
Be practical! Get up ; Face the reality!
Ask GOD to reveal the next step!
Things which can’t be revived should be removed!
Remember, even though the first choice grieved GOD’s heart,
the next choice, David, became a man after GOD’s own heart!
Never allow a single failure in your life to make you a failure!
If you are with GOD, he will surely open new avenues for you!
I WILL MAKE RIVERS FLOW ON BARREN HEIGHTS,
AND SPRING WITHIN THE VALLEYS.
I WILL TURN THE DESERT INTO POOLS OF WATER,
AND THE PARCHED GROUND INTO SPRINGS.
( ISAIAH 41 : 18 ).