GOD PAUSE: Yesterday, I was reading about a time in David's life that I would describe as adding insult to injury. He had to give up his throne as king because of the betrayal of his son, Absalom. Then when leaving Jerusalem a guy named Shimei hurled rocks and curses at him. When Abishai told David he would take care of the situation by cutting Shimei's head off David says in 2 Samuel 16:12 “Maybe the Lord will look at everything done against me and render something good in its place today.” Dear Papa, help my friend and I to trust you always --- even when we don't understand what it happening. You are still there and still working. Amen and amen.