the relief from the nagging.

You know that feeling when a knot has finally been worked out? When the muscle that’s been wound so tight, finally releases?

The palpable relief after the raw nag?

Sometimes scripture hits me like that. A verse jumps out and releases the tension that’s been building inside of me. A truth that screams relief into a raw spot that’s been nagging at my heart.

This week it was this nugget:

“Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in His sight.” 2 Samuel 10:12

It’s the type of verse I’ve been plastering all over my life because it is so applicable to everything.

Joab is the one speaking in this verse. It’s his last recorded words as He heads into battle. If you have a few minutes, go read the whole story. Here’s the part that struck me, and keeps striking me, and is soothing my soul – if that is his attitude as he heads into battle, there is nothing I face where I cannot or should not have that same confidence.

The confidence that my sweet Lord, is going to do what is good in His sight.

“The Lord will do what is good in His sight.” 2 Samuel 10:12

If it goes well – it was good in His sight.

If it goes poorly – it was good in His sight.

If we win – it was good in His sight.

If we lose – it was good in His sight.

Regardless of the way I interpret the circumstances, or history records the outcome – it was good in His sight.

There is such blessed relief in the fact that no matter how things play out, it is good in the sight of the Lord if it has been given to Him and committed to Him.

“The Lord will do what is good in His sight.” 2 Samuel 10:12

I’m praying that becomes my anthem, as I march onward into whatever battles I’m about to face. Big and small, the overwhelming and the hardly noticeable – I pray my heart constantly repeats, “The Lord will do what is good in His sight.” 2 Samuel 10:12. 

Amen.

Love,

katie

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