2 Samuel 6:23
"Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death."
This is such a sad story! This young lady, King Saul's daughter, Michal, was a beautiful young lady. She was loving and courageous, operative word, 'Was'. Life can throw you some blows that can change you completely!
King Saul had two daughters, Merab and Michal. He had promised Merab, his eldest daughter to David, provided he could slay Goliath, and he did. Saul and his jealous self couldn't stand the fact that David is now getting the praise that he was use to getting when a victory was wrought. The women sang a song of victory to David and this was where the problems began between Saul and David. Saul goes back on his promise and marries off his eldest daughter, Merab, to someone else.
In the meantime, Michal, Saul's youngest daughter, fell in love with David. Long story short, she ends up being given in marriage to David.
These two sisters were daughters of a narcissistic, emotionally unstable, jealous and crazy father! Jonathan, David's BFF, was their brother. Jonathan was not like his father. There were other brothers as well in this dysfunctional family unit.
Michael loved David!!! She knew that her father was trying to kill her lover, so she helped him to escape the wrath of her father by pretending her hubby was sick, thus keeping her father from seeing him. She placed and idol with hair in the bed to fool her father. When he found out, he asked her how she could even think to do a thing like that to him. How 'Cray-Cray' is Saul? He doesn't even care about his daughter or even the idea of making her a young widow. How narcissistic is that?
David is long gone for many years, running from Saul. Saul gives Michal in marriage to someone else! Could you imagine how this young girl felt? Her lover, husband, was gone and now she is given to someone she didn't even love.
David becomes king and now he has taken two wives, Ahinoam and Abigail. Shortly after that, he takes concubines and more wives. He demands Michal be given back to him. Now, many years have gone by and he gets her back. She is not the same woman. Her husband was crying behind her as David took her away. She sees he's married with concubines and I could only imagine her anger and pain at her father and her first husband, David.
David wins another victory in war and is dancing up and down the streets, going hard, as he rejoiced and worshipped God. Michal, his wife is watching from the window and is mad as heck and acuses him of exposing himself before the young damsels. He refuted all she said and the Scripture says that until her death, she was barren. Hmmm......
Michal, loved David, but she never knew or loved his God. Had she came to know the God of Israel, she would have understood his praise and received the peace she needed to deal with all the negative things that happened in her life.
Many sons and daughters have horrible parents! Many have parents that are emotionally unstable that have caused havoc and severe trauma to the family. This is incredibly sad, but God offers a promise in such cases. "When father and mother forsake you, the Lord will take care of you" (Prov. 27:10). That's a promise and a sure promise!
Michal, was torn from two husbands, and lost her brothers and father, in war, she also lost her five nephews to hanging (Merab's sons) and she bore no children of her own. What a sad life, a daughter of a king, and a wife of a king!
We, you and I, are daughters and sons of 'THE KING"! We have no business living life held hostage by a broken past or horrible parents and dysfunction! We have no business inflicting our pain on others! God has promised to take good care of us, no matter what! Believe Him and what He says about you! Don't follow in your parents footsteps! God is a healer!