1 Samuel 4:3 “When the soldiers returned to camp, the elders of Israel asked, “Why did the Lord bring defeat on us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the Lord’s covenant from Shiloh, so that he may go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies.”
The Israelites think they nee the ark to be with them for God to intercede. and we will see in the next chapters the consequences of this manipulation.
So many times in our life we try to manipulate God. In a way this show no faith and an attempt to control God. Neither of them we should do.
Sometimes I see myself trying to manipulate a situation because of fear and that is not what I should do.
Sometimes God says NO and we have to trust Him to know better than we do in ALL situations.
I pray today that God gives peace to accept his way and joy to celebrate that He is the Almighty God and knows what is the best for our lives.
God Bless your day!!