Underline this word……… “Nevertheless”
“Nevertheless David took the stronghold…”
We all need a nevertheless. And God has plenty to go around. Strongholds mean nothing to him. Remember Paul’s words? “We use mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil’s strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4 NLT).
You and I fight with toothpicks; God comes with battering rams and cannons. What he did for David, he can do for us.
Two types of thoughts continually vie for your attention. One proclaims God’s strengths; the other lists your failures. One longs to build you up; the other seeks to tear you down. And here’s the great news: you select the voice you hear. Why listen to the mockers when with the same ear, you can listen to the voice of God?
Do what David did.
Turn a deaf ear to the old voices.
Open a wide eye to the new choices.
You may only be a prayer away from a ‘nevertheless’.
Peter disowned Jesus…
Joseph was imprisoned in Egypt…
Jesus was dead in the grave…
Nevertheless, Peter preached, Joseph ruled and Jesus rose.
The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still. ~Exodus 14:14
Choosing to Listen to the Voice of God...