It Could Have Been Avoided

It was now spring, the time when kings go to war. David sent out the whole Israelite army under the command of Joab and his officers. They destroyed the Ammonite army and surrounded the capital city of Rabbah, but David stayed in Jerusalem.

(2 Samuel 11:1 CEV)

A colleague, who is a professional counsellor, once told me that what’s disappointing about many problems is that they could have been avoided. I couldn’t agree more. In today’s passage, King David neglected his duties of going to war and remained in Jerusalem, which led to his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba, the murder of her husband, Uriah, Absalom’s rebellion against his father, David, and eventually Absalom’s death. This could have all been avoided if only David had gone to war.

What problems are you facing today? Could they have been avoided? Maybe all you needed to do was to simply walk away or apologize. Whatever it is, I believe that it could have been avoided. Allow God to make things right and when He does, remember to trust Him to help you avoid other problems that can come your way.

Problems often happen because we’re not wise enough to avoid them.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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