“How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our ears.” 2 Samuel 7:22
After David had become king, he decided to build a temple for God. Although God thought it was a great idea for David to build the temple, He told David that he was not the one to build it, but his son would build it. David then begins to praise God and talk about how great He is.
When a person has a great idea or plan for something, most people do not like to have that plan rejected by others. This is especially true when the plan is for something great and for the benefit of others. And it can hurt even more when it is something for God and it is God who rejects the plan.
The idea of building a temple was something that was great for David to plan. He was putting God first in his life and in his country. God does not give David a reason for not building the temple, He just states he is not the one to build it, but his son.
David could have been like most people and become angry with God for rejecting his great plans for God, but he did not. Instead, David praised God, saying how great and unique He is. He chose to praise God, despite the rejection of his plans.
As you go through life, there may come a day when you want to do something specific for God. For unknown reasons, God may reject those plans. He may or may not tell you if someone else will do them. The challenge will then become how will you deal with God’s answer to you?
Will you accept God’s great wisdom and choice and give Him praise?
Or will you reject His wisdom and get angry with you?
God is a great God who knows what is best for your life. You must be willing to trust Him in every area of your life. Then you must give Him praise for every answer He gives you. His answer is the best answer possible.
I pray today that you will know the plans God has for you; that you will trust God’s wisdom and direction for your life; that you will praise God for every answer He gives you; and that you will know that God is a great God.