The actions of David were not well understood when his son had died, and we too may have asked the same question why would someone fast and weep for their child yet when David’s son died he gets up and eats and continues on. David’s answer is profound and teaches us of the strength we can find when we place our faith in God (2 Samuel 12:17-23).
We have all met people who no matter what happens in their life they press on with such strength. When we ask them how they can be so positive in such a loss they have suffered the answer is always the same “If it had not been for the Lord” or “God’s grace brings us through”! Which brings the passage to mind “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).