When David, the great king of Israel, violates his own sense of spiritual values by causing the death of Bathsheba's husband Uriah, he sees God's punishment in the fact that his and Bathsheba’s son is born sickly. Today we would not necessarily talk in terms of a punishing God, but simply in terms of God as Law. If we create out of a negative energy, instead of love, the results will be challenging.
David grieves greatly over the dying child. He puts on sackcloth and ashes, refuses to sleep or eat, and roams the palace until his servants fear for his sanity. When the child finally dies, the servants are afraid to even tell David, for fear that the king might do bodily harm to himself in remorse..
But when he is finally told, David astonishes them all by washing, dressing, eating and resuming his duties. His servants timidly challenge him, feeling that bereft as he was while the child was ill, he should be twice as grief-stricken now that his is dead.
‘Not at all’, David replies in essence. ‘When there was a chance my prayers and penance might do some good, I was happy to continue them. But now it’s time to accept God's will and get on with life.’
We read in Ecclesiastes that ‘ to everything there is a season.’. There are times when it is appropriate to focus on our problem, to study what we might do to dissolve its negative energy. But there is also a time to get on with life –to put the problem or the mistaken choice behind us and move on. No negative choice we could ever make can keep us from our innate spiritual Beingness, unless we allow it to do so, as long as we’re willing to learn the lesson and make loving choices going forward.
Today, I relinquish blame, guilt and worry. I focus and affirm my Oneness with the Presence and Power of God within me, and I await guidance on my next step in love, faith, and transformation. Thank You, God!