Lord Is My Strength.
“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6
Life is not always rosy as some people want it to be. They suddenly wake up to the rude shock of seasons of contradictions. There comes a time when nothing seems to be working. A time of betrayal and backstabbing, when all the people you suffered for turn against you and they are all gunning for your head not because of your fault but because people are still people – they are human beings. These times of life must come – no matter what you do, fast and pray; challenges must come. They are an integral part of life. But you are not alone in this, saints of old experienced it and even the believers around you today are in various seasons of their lives. But let us learn from one of the great men of old – David.
David faced such a time in his life when the people he picked up out of nothing and gave a name suddenly wanted him dead because of a temporary loss they suffered. They forgot that they had nothing when they came to David – they were at the lowest ebb, but David saw beyond their state at that particular time and saw the potential in them which he helped to nurture. To worsen it, they forgot that David also suffered the same losses in the same attack.
Is that not like many believers today? They joined a local church when they had no form nor comeliness; there, the Lord began to give them responsibilities and suddenly they became sought after; then a little wind of adversity blows and the next thing you hear is they are stoning the Pastor, changing church, throwing away their bibles all because of a temporary setback.
Beloved, what is the right thing to do you do in such situation? Some only cry and stop at that. Crying cannot solve it. Let us learn from David, he cried, yes but he blew his nose, dried his tears and encouraged himself in the Lord. He remembered the mercies of God in the past. He remembered the love of God for him in the past and faith arose for him to ask God for direction. The rest is history. He recovered all.
Today draw strength from the Lord through His promises.
Further Reading: Psalm 27:1-14, 2 Corinthinas 4:1-18
Daily Bible Reading: Morning– Genesis 49-50; Evening-Matthew 13:31-58
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