How did I get here? Is this God’s best for me? Can any good come from my situation? If you’ve ever asked yourself any or all of these questions, this encouraging message from Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr. is for you! In this sermon, Dr. Smith illustrates the story of King Saul’s grandson, Mephibosheth. The fullness of God’s grace is manifested through Mephibosheth’s life because it changed in an instant. When he was five years old, his grandfather, Saul, and his father, Jonathan, were killed in battle. Years later, Mephibosheth found himself no longer in line for the Kingdom of Israel, but rather hiding in Lo-debar— a place of fear, despair, pain, and loneliness. Dr. Smith reminds us through the example of Mephibosheth that there’s still value in our lives when we find ourselves in Lo-debar. God is faithful and He has the power to show us mercy in our times of desperation. Mephibosheth was ultimately summoned from Lo-debar when God said it was time for him to be restored under a renewed covenant. Are you ready to come out of your Lo-debar?
2 Samuel 9:1-12