There are times in our life where God has to get us to a point of brokeness. This is a place where life’s routines or our own will is intercepted. It’s at this point we look to the Lord and surrender our will to him out of complete brokeness. Trusting Him for the purpose and plan for our life.
When one or two trials and tests are over, along comes another giant battle. The doctor comes in and you hear the bad report that you or a loved one has cancer or some other chronic disease.
Maybe life is really good and you are truly blessed with health, family, love your job and where you live, but God cannot seem to get your attention. You have a routine where God fits perfect in your plans, but God’s plan has been put on the back burner. In all honesty this is how I feel and where I am at today.
King David faced many trials and battles in his lifetime, but he also brought several things upon himself, until he faced the giant Goliath the Philistine. The mean freak from Gath.
“I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the Lord be with you!” David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off again.
1 Samuel 17:36-37, 39 NLT
David was a warrior and God prepared him for the giants in his life by defeating the lion and the bear. Yet when David was humble he could not fight in Saul’s armor. The arm of flesh. Yet his greatest battle really wasn’t Goliath to defend Israel, but his own bad choice of lust with Bathsheba Uriah’s wife. He had committed adultery with her as he noticed her taking a shower while he was on the rooftop as King. Note Uriah was out on the front lines in a military battle while the King was at ease in his victories and prosperity.
King David thrived with pride from his military strength never losing a military battle his pride and selfishness got the best of him spiritually.
David became broken before God only when his sin with Bathsheba was exposed. Read Psalm 51.
“Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight— That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.”
Psalms 51:1-4 NKJV
David’s confession and humility became his brokeness and the beginning of his healing. Notice, David took responsibility for his sin and choices. “I have sinned”. This only happened when he saw his own need of brokenness.
Jesus found his place of peace and victory in the Garden of Gethsemane as he sweat drops of blood, praying to God the Father ” Not my will, but your will be done”.
It was here that Jesus God’s one and only son found true brokenness before he suffered and died on the cross. Yet, he was without sin.
My experience came in January 26, 1981 and I have never been the same. In life there are seasons of blessing and joy, along with suffering and brokeness. It is in this place of brokeness we can find the ultimate peace, joy, beauty, and rest. “Whatever, battle you face let it go and let God”.