When God's Got a Plan (1 Samuel 15:35-16:3)

Pastor Jared Shumate, November 25, 2018
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Have you ever been in a situation where you've found yourself without a plan? In those moments there's confusion and no one seems to know what's going on. Sometimes there's too many people who try to take charge and lead and it just leads to more problems. What ends up happening at those times is that everyone just does their own thing, trying to figure a way out of the situation.

Maybe you've found yourself in a situation just like this and seeking God and His Plan. Rest assured that God always has a plan for whatever your troubles!

The people of Israel were in a similar situation. There was some confusion over the future of Israel's leadership. Saul has been rejected as King, the people were hurt, and Samuel doesn't understand what's going on. But God speaks to Samuel with words of comfort and commands him to go to anoint David.

When God's Got a Plan it might not always make sense to us. We might not always understand it. Sometimes it's hurtful. But in time it leads to healing.

Are you trying to find His plan in your situation today?

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1 Samuel 15:35-16:3

35And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel. 16:1 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. 2And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he Will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD. 3And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee. (KJV)

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