The Sweet Spot
“You have granted him the desire of his heart
and have not withheld the request of his lips.”
There are some days, or entire seasons of life, when we find ourselves in the sweet spot of God’s will. Everything simply falls into place. The other shoe never drops. “Stuff” never happens. Rather, blessing after blessing makes for one big fat fantastic experience.
We long for days like that, and sometimes, we get them. At other times, we must simply walk in faith and obedience—going without knowing, yet trusting in the goodness of a God who “doeth all things well” and has promised to give us the desires of our heart.
In reality, much of David’s life was categorized by going without knowing—he journeyed hundreds of dangerous and depleting episodes in his life with not much more than simple trust and gritty obedience. From this side of history, we tend to romanticize David’s life as one victory after another with only an occasional challenge. Not the case! David’s life was every bit as challenging as yours and mine—arguably more.
But the secret of David’s amazing life was simply that he put one footstep of faith in front of the other until he hit “pay-dirt”. Through defeats, dangers and disasters, he gritted out a long obedience in the same direction, and sooner or later, hallelujah, he hit the sweet spot.
Our hope is that this day will include that sweet spot of God’s will—pay-dirt! Who knows if that will be the case? The thing we do know, however, is that our duty today is to take one footstep of faith at a time and leave the “when,” “where” and “how” of the sweet spot up to God.
“To bless God for mercies is the way to increase them;
to bless Him for miseries is the way to remove them.”