So long as you do as the Word says you will find that, though you still have struggles, you have answers and help through those struggles.
If, whether it is through rebellion, stubbornness or, as in the case of David and those kings who followed him, pride what you will discover is that those struggles that are natural in this world, become calamities with supernatural consequences; mostly for your children.
THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM
2 Samuel 5:6-9 (KJV)
And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind,that are hated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.
One of the first actions of David, once he was king of the whole of Israel, was to take the city of Jerusalem from the Jebusites.
THE CREATION OF A FRIENDSHIP
2 Samuel 5:11 (KJV)
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house
THE CONCEPTION OF GOD’S BLESSING
2 Samuel 5:10 (KJV)
And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.
2 Samuel 5:12 (KJV)
And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake.
THE CONCUBINES AND CHILDREN
2 Samuel 5:13-16 (KJV)
And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.
And these be the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,
Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.
2 Samuel 5:1-16 He Took The Strongholds