The Journey with Ron Moore

You Are God!

Devotion Text

2 Samuel 7:28-29

Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.  Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.

People respond to a “No” from God in many different ways. Some become bitter. They conclude that God cannot be trusted. Some become paralyzed. They conclude that God is unable to act. Some become cynical. They conclude that God must not love them. But check out David’s response in today’s passage, right after God told him that he was not the man to build the temple.

David recognized God’s work in the past. God’s gracious hand had established the nation with strength. David acknowledged God’s promises. Then David summed up his prayer with this declaration, “Sovereign Lord, you are God!” (2 Samuel 7:28a).

If God has answered your prayer with “No,” I realize it is very disappointing, especially when the request was truly the desire of your heart. But let me encourage you to get on your knees before God. Thank Him for His past answers. Thank Him for all His future promises. And then from the depth of your being, make this declaration, “Sovereign Lord, you are God!” Don’t ask God to change His answer; ask Him to change your heart.

Father, I admit that I am disappointed when Your answer is “No.” But today I declare that You are God, and I am not. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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