“After this, David asked the Lord, ‘Should I move back to one of the towns of Judah?’


‘Yes,’ the Lord replied.


Then David asked, ‘Which town should I go to?’


‘To Hebron,’ the Lord answered.


David’s two wives were Ahinoam from Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal from Carmel. So David and his wives and his men and their families all moved to Judah, and they settled in the villages near Hebron. Then the men of Judah came to David and anointed him king over the people of Judah.” 2 Samuel 2:1-4a (NLT)



Leading up to 2 Samuel 2, David had just experienced the loss of Saul and Jonathan. Jonathan was one of his best friends and had died as a result of a battle. As David was grieving, he wrote a song for both of them expressing the emotions in his heart. However, after they had been laid to rest, David had to figure out where he was supposed to go. It was an interesting situation, because Saul, who was king, was no longer living, and David knew that he would be the next king. So, even though he was dealing with the grief and loss, the next move would be significant in him fulfilling his God-given destiny. Instead of going back to where he was coming from, he decided to inquire of the Lord. Essentially, David was asking God where he should go from that point. When David asked, God replied with specific direction and instruction. Although his mind and heart might have been clouded by the events leading up to this move, David didn’t rely on his own wisdom for this decision. He could have gone anywhere, but he wanted to be where the Lord was leading. As David walked in obedience to the Lord’s direction, God brought the men of Judah to him to anoint and position David as the next king. David’s obedience resulted in him being in the right place, and God brought the right people alongside him to propel him into the next season of his life.


Like David, loss and heartbreak can impact our perspective. In times of grief or heartbreak, we can find ourselves asking God a similar question. We might say, “God, where should I go from here?” The decisions we make after going through a difficult situation should be covered in prayer. Instead of going our own way, we have the opportunity to ask God for His direction. God is still working in midst of difficult situations. When we look to Him, we are reminded that He is still speaking, still guiding, and still present. God wants to move in your situation to position you in the right place so that He can bring the right people into your life. His direction at these points in our lives might seem illogical or ironic. Yet, the most important thing is that we walk in obedience to God’s leading. When we do, God does what only he could do to propel us into the next season of our lives.

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


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