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To Kiss the Son means to surrender fully and submit to him. ( straight from the bible). Christ is not only God’s chosen King, he is also the rightful King of our hearts and our lives. To be ready for Christ’s return, we must submit to his leadership every day.

David felt like he was in the minority. As many as 10,000 soldiers may have been surrounding him at this time. Not only did David’s enemies view life differently, they actively sought to harm him. As king, David could have trusted his army to defeat Absalom. But instead, he depended on God’s mercy. Therefore he was at peace with whatever the outcome, knowing that God’s great purposes would prevail. We can overcome fear by trusting God for his protection in our darkest hour.

David was not sitting on his throne from a place of power; he was running for his life from his rebellious son, Absalom and a host of traitors. When circumstances go against us, we may be tempted to think that God is against us. But David reminds us that the opposite is true. When everything seems to go wrong, God is still for us. If a circumstance has turned against you, don’t blame God, seek him. God responds to us when we urgently pray to him.

David knew that God would hear him when he called and would answer him. We too can be confident that God listens to our prayers and answers when we call on him. Sometimes we think that God will not hear us because we have fallen short of his high standards for holy living. But if we have trusted Christ for salvation, God has forgiven us, and he will listen to us. When you feel as though your prayers are bouncing off of the ceiling, remember as a believer you have been set apart by God and that he loves you. He hears and he answers, although his answer may not be what you expected. Look at God and not the problem and then the solution will come.

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