The way we react to a problem reveals our spiritual condition and what has been our priority.
Our many achievements will not deliver us from afflictions, only knowing Who we believe in.
Once you are baptized with the Holy Spirit, you will no longer have a shadow of a doubt.
So no problem, no matter how big it may be, will compromise our Salvation.
David was a man of many achievements and was used to always winning.
One day, his son became ill, and he pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and lay all night on the ground, yet his son died.
When he heard the news, he got up, washed and anointed himself, changed his clothes and went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house and ate. His reaction surprised his servants, so David said:
While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall GO to him, but he shall not return to me 2 Samuel 12.22-23
The child was physically dead, but spiritually alive. He was with God.
And David was making it clear that this situation would not jeopardize his Salvation, because he would also be with God one day.
I recently met a woman who had lost her husband, but though he had physically died, he was not spiritually dead. Yet, though the wife was alive, she was spiritually dead because of her husband’s loss. In other words, her husband was everything to her, he was her priority.
David’s son was important, but not more important than his Salvation.
Once your Salvation becomes the most important thing to you, nothing, absolutely nothing, can compromise it.