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“You are great, O Lord God. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides you.” (2 Samuel 7:22)

Before we talk about this prayer from David, let’s take a look at a few things that happened before he prayed. We know he fought and killed a giant. Then he had to deal with a very jealous king, who also wanted to kill him. His best friend died. He went to war. There was a girl drama, and then more girl drama.

Throughout all of his trials and tribulations, David never stopped praising his Lord. He never stopped going to Him for guidance, comfort and love. He knew that when we pray for God’s will, we are in His will. We need to be more like David and be thankful in the good times and the bad times. Don’t believe the saying (which is not in the Bible) that God won’t give you more than you can handle. Of course He will. He wants us to come to Him with our hurts and sadness, our sorrows and insecurities.

Only when you are able to be thankful to God for the ups and the downs, will you truly be able to have a content and happy heart. It’s not easy! But don’t forget, our God is great! There is none like Him, and there is no God besides Him.

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