In My Trouble I have prepared for the House of the Lord

In My Trouble I have prepared for the House of The Lord

Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD… I Chronicles 22:14

Will there ever be a good time to do the most important things in life? If we wait for days of ease and untroubled times we may never do the most important things. You will either get detracted from the best thing during times of trouble or you will determine to do the best thing in the times of trouble. David chose to prepare for the best thing in his time of trouble. Most great ventures in life are not achieved through the valley of ease or the path of comfort. You can let your trouble justify why you don’t serve the Lord or you can use it to drive you closer to the Lord. There are some powerful principles from this text that should help you through troubled times.

  1. David’s preparation for the house of the LORD in his trouble kept him close to God. You can’t invest in something without putting your heart into it. There is a reason David was called a man after God’s own heart. Where your treasure is there will your heart be also– Matthew 6:21. David’s investment in the LORDS house, especially when it was difficult, fastened his heart even deeper into the LORD. His preparation for the house of the LORD kept him out of trouble (that is sinful trouble). 
 
2.David’s preparation for the house of the LORD in his trouble helped him endure the trouble. His purpose outweighed his problem and therefore gave him leverage to go forward for God and not backward. What a great day when we discover God’s plan is far greater than ours! When we get involved in God’s work he equips us with the strength to accomplish it. Trouble is just a test not a distraction.  If you are troubled and feel like giving up choose to do God’s will and experience the strength that he will give you. Like the song says, Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide. Isaiah 40:29-31
 
3. David’s preparation for the house of the LORD in his trouble helped him through the trouble. David did not live in constant trouble. In his final years he was able to rest as he turned the kingdom over to Solomon. The best thing to do to get through your trouble is serve the Lord. Everyone goes through trouble, man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble – Job 14:1. The answer to David’s trouble was found in his investment in God’s house. He came out of trouble because he kept serving the Lord in his trouble.