When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she lamented over her husband. And when the mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD. 2 Samuel 11:26-27
David essentially raped a woman, then had her husband killed. King David tried to cover up his actions with Bathsheba. If it had come out what he had done, it would be scandalous. He would probably lose a great following. It troubles me that the situation wasn’t dealt with more harshly on the spot (because at the very least Joab knew what David had done with Uriah).
But I find great comfort in verse 27: But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD. As far as I can tell, displeasing the Lord is not a good thing. And it was written down for generations and generations to see: David had displeased the Lord.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s devotional, God knew what David had done even though most of his Kingdom hadn’t a clue. He knew and He was displeased.
Maybe you have been wronged; God knows it. Perhaps you have been cheated or robbed; God knows it. Or even yet, maybe you have been abused, violated, or raped; God knows it.
God’s heart breaks at your pain and your suffering, and am convinced He wants to be your Comfort and Strength.
In the story above, Bathsheba was all of that, and yet it seemed like King David, Mighty King David, got away with it. It seemed like God just turned away from Bathsheba while all of this happened to her. He didn’t turn away and David didn’t get away with it. I don’t have a lot of answers that can explain all of that, but I do know that God is worthy. Just as he was Bathsheba’s strength, He will be yours as well.