And now, O Sovereign Lord Jehovah, you are the true God, and your words are truth, and you have promised these good things to your servant.
~2 Samuel 7:28
King David had asked for the prophet, Nathan’s, blessing in constructing a temple (2 Sam. 7:2,3).
When Jehovah told David through Nathan that it wouldn’t be him, but his son, who would undertake and accomplish that great task, David opted to see the glass half full (2 Sam. 7:12,13,18,19).
He fully trusted God’s promises 100% (2 Sam. 7:21,27).
He knew that, even after his own death, his kingdom would persist because God had spoken it (2 Sam. 7:16).
We, too, need to keep a positive attitude when we fail to accomplish personal goals.
If we cannot serve God in the way we had envisioned ourselves doing so due to health, financial or family circumstances, or even due to personal shortcomings, we can still demonstrate our faith that Jehovah will bless us and our families in the future.
Like David, we can also pray:
“So may it please you to bless the house of your servant, and may it continue forever before you; for you, O Sovereign Lord Jehovah, have promised, and with your blessing may the house of your servant be blessed forever,” (2 Sam. 7:29).