Perhaps you’re familiar with the story in II Samuel 24. David had sinned in numbering the people of Israel and God sent the prophet Gad to instruct David to choose his punishment. David decides to “fall into the hand of the Lord” and three days’ pestilence comes on the land.
However, in verse sixteen, as the angel stretches out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, God tells the angel, “It is enough,” and the plague is stayed.
Truly our God is merciful; He knows just when to relieve us in our trials.
The greatest example of this in my own life occurred during the pregnancy of our firstborn daughter. Diagnosed at eighteen weeks’ gestation with anencephaly, I continued to carry this precious baby, knowing that she would be unable to live outside the womb. I believe that God, in His mercy, allowed me to deliver her early, at just thirty-three weeks, rather than going full term.
God is deeply involved in all of our trials and knows just what needs to be done in order to work His intended purpose in our lives. Whatever you or I may be facing today, may we thank God that at just the right moment, He will intervene and say, “It is enough.”