#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
And David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Please let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for His mercies are great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”
2 Samuel 24:14, NKJV
David had sinned against God and had asked for mercy. God answered David by letting Him choose from 3 punishments. All options had the possibility of pain, destruction and death. David was in a very hard place and was in great distress. But even in his distress, he knew that the best place to be was under God’s hand and not mans.
“Let us fall into the hand of The Lord, for His mercies are great” 2 Samuel 24:14
This verse teaches me so much about God’s character. He loves sinners and allowed us to repent but still followed through on giving people consequences for our sin. But God’s consequences will be better then the world’s. Even in our repentance or times of trial or times of consequence, the best place to be is under God’s hand. We can trust God and know that He loves us, even when times are hard.
Anne Markey is a stay at home mom, teacher and writer who lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She was born in France. Her parents were missionaries there and she lived there until she was 9.