I May Be Crippled BUT I’m FAVORED
2nd Samuel 9:1-13
1And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
2And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
3And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
4And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
5Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
6Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
7And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
8And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
9Then the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master's son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.
10Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
11Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.
12And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
13So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.
All of us at one time on another have found ourselves experiencing situations or circumstances that have made you feel like you can’t make it, feeling like you can’t go on. A place where you have been so wounded that you feel like there is no hope. You’ve been crippled by issues, crippled by pain, crippled by society, crippled by friends and family, just crippled by life.
You’ve enjoyed the season of prosperity, happiness and joy and then out of now where your world begins to go haywire, everything begins to go wrong, battling oppression and depression to the place where you feel crippled.
You’ve experienced being crippled by a person who you held closed to you, someone that you valued and trusted, someone that promise that they would always be there and that they would always have your back and they turn around to be the very ones that violate you. You don’t know real hurt until you’ve been hurt by those that you trust and love but in spite of it all, even thru the tears, heartache and pain you must know You’re Still FAVORED!
Mephibosheth had no clue the covenant that David had made with his father. He was living beneath his privileges and didn’t even know it.
God is doing a mighty work in you and His FAVOR is on your life, you have to stop letting unauthorized people into your restricted work zone. The favor was set up for you through your lineage.
David sent for Mephibosheth and said bring him to me…..
I know what you’ve been thru, I know where you’ve been, I know that current condition you’re in but today is your day, THE KING IS CALLING FOR YOU! No matter who has forgotten about you, no matter what they have done to you, I CAN HEAR THE KING CALLING YOUR NAME!!!! The worst is over, and the BEST is yet to come.
Mephibosheth was taken to the kings table still crippled but now sitting in the seat of FAVOR!
Eye hath not seen, no hath ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man that which God has in store for you….. I HEAR THE KING CALLING YOUR NAME!