“Take it away Lord,” or even, “Take him away Lord,” is a probable response to those who resident our lives, those contentious ones who make living uncomfortable. We wonder why this person must occupy a space we’d prefer be vacant.
From Psalter it is evident Israel’s David contended with similar struggles, and yet, God chose to leave Saul in his life for more than a decade after making it known the shepherd boy was His man.
A favorite tweeting buddy of mine (well, actually he doesn’t even know I exist save for brief interaction occasion ago) spoke recently of an answer to this leaving people like Saul in our lives. Why was Saul left in David’s life for so long?
My self-decreed friend (who doesn’t know I exist) shares,
“Saul was left in David’s life to ensure his God got rid of all the Saul from out of David’s life.”
That my friends, is deep, so if it didn’t sink the first read, glance again. Of course, there is the question though of which side of this equation I occupy; Saul or David? Hmmm… could there be a
little lot of both in all of us?