“ And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the Lord loved him.”
2 Samuel 12:24 KJV
In David’s darkest time , in the midst of the monumental mess he made, God turned that situation around into something beautiful.
Solomon came out of that mess and the Word says God loved him.
I always think to myself, why didn’t God do something through Abigail who was an amazing woman. There was no drama there but I think it’s for a good reason. The reason I think is because God wanted to show how powerful He is.
The enemy had been victorious over David in the case of Bathsheba and Uriah. There was no doubt about that and I believe it was the devil’s end goal to stop David’s purpose. But God in His power went into that mess and turned it into victory so the defeat could be turned into triumph and God would get the glory, not the devil.
The enemy will not have the last say in your life friend. He would like you to believe so but it’s not true. God has the last say and as you are in a dark place right now know that God will turn your ugly story into a beautiful one. That’s how much He loves you.
And it’s not about what you can do, your strength, how intelligent you are etc.
It’s about God’s amazing grace, His love, His mercy towards us, His strength! The devil is totally powerless against all of that.
I am also reminded of Peter who also made a huge mistake.
“Jesus answered, “Die for me? I tell you the truth, Peter – before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you know me.”
John 13:38 NLT
Peter denied Jesus and if you are thinking of an ugly story that just about tops it. But once again his ugly story was turned into a beautiful one. The devil did not have the last say in Peter’s story. He thought he did but once again he was very wrong and he is wrong about your life. And we see the same pattern in Peter’s life.
Peter’s story was changed because of God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness. Jesus knew Peter would deny him.
“But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.”
Luke 22:32 NLT
So no matter how bad it seems know that God turns your ugly stories into beautiful ones.
We must not listen to the devil’s lies. He is going to try everything he can to get you to focus on the ugly. He is going to use that to bring in shame, condemnation and guilt. He is going to make you feel unworthy of being used and loved by God. He will try to isolate you so he can take you out. But it’s a lie.
God loves you and forgiveness is available to you. All you have to do is ask Him to forgive you and receive the grace He freely offers you.
So as I close remember that your story is not even close to finishing. He is turning your ugly into something beautiful.
Bless you friends