Day 69: I trust you, Lord. I give my family over to You. 2 Samuel 13
You know that one person in the family who is sneakily against you? It seems no matter what you do, they seem to be out for you. You can't not see them. They are at every family function. You can't not talk to them. They are your children's aunt/uncle. Plus that'd be unrighteous.
No one else sees it, but for some reason their answers are always a low blow. Their remarks are a jab in the stomach. Their questions are dummied down. And when you talk, it's like you weren't speaking. They walk away or simply look at you like a deer caught in headlights. When you mention it to others, they look at you in a weird way wondering what you are talking about.
You sit day after day pondering what in the world is their problem??!! It's not you, it's them. There's a spirit riding in them that knows how to push your buttons. Yep. They are nothing but a cheap motel to this spirit. This spirit knows what will set you off and what will get you to sin. You don't have to take it. Rebuke the spirits in them and worship.
So you know David had a bunch of womenfolk, right? That was discussed on day 37. With these multiple womenfolk, he had a bunch of kids. One day the son of one woman decided he had to have the daughter of another woman. Nasty, right? You can guess that nastiness ran in their blood. But any who, he forced himself on her and then threw her out. Her brother from the same mother caught wind of this news and let it fester for about two years. You know every time her brother from the same mother saw their brother from another mother he had to be giving him the side-eye, mumbling responses to him and low-key ignoring him. Her brother from the same mother then plotted to have the other brother from another mother killed. When the killing was done, he immediately ran. When he was finally able to return home AND find favor with his father, this killer brother decided to plot to take the kingdom away from David. Talk about family drama.
David eventually ran. He didn't know this dude, his son, was harboring this hatred for him. Where did the jealousy come from? As you continue reading though, you never get the feeling that this shook David though. It was more like, "You know what...let me just move out of the way until God tells me what to do." But in the meantime, he prayed for confusion to be sent to the camp of enemy.
And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness. 2 Samuel 15:31 KJV
And sure enough, right after the first counsel was given, the 'good counsel' was not used and David was saved by God.
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom. 2 Samuel 17:14 KJV
So turn those nasty family members over to God. Most likely, they don't even realize that they are against you.
Father, send confusion into the camp of mine enemies. May their tongues wag like dogs with no words. In Jesus name. Amen.
Releasing my raggedy family members,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!