Happy Tuesday, Friends! Today I want to share with y'all a verse from the story in 1 Samuel 30. I have heard this story told from three different people over the past week (none of them knew the other had told it). Don't you just love when something like that happens! I feel like the Lord truly wants me to take away something from that story, and it really has touched my heart.
I also love how we can relate to the people in the Bible. I don't know about y'all, but when I read about Abraham and Sarah, David, John, etc. my first reaction is that they are up on a higher level than all of us. But no, just like you and me, they are not perfect. They make mistakes. But most importantly, just like you and me, God sees them through and through. The Scriptures are there to encourage our hearts, and I find that so many times by relating to the lessons of people in the Bible (Romans 15:4).
Back to the reason I'm writing this today…in this story in 1 Samuel 30, David is going through a lot of hardships as his men have pretty much turned against him. David is "greatly distressed!" This feeling sounds all too familiar in our lives, right? But what did David do? He "Found strength in the Lord his God." Wow, what an example that sets for us. So many times when I'm stressed, I'll get on social media, online shop, or do something else to get my mind off the situation. David shows me that I must turn my direction to the Lord to find my strength. A few ways I've learned to do this is one, pray pray pray! Tell God all about your worries, fears, stress…He hears and He knows! And two, I read my Bible and recite verses I've taken to heart that really do ease the fears and doubts of the situation.
Where do you find your strength? Will you be like David and find your strength in the Lord?
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
~ Isaiah 40:31 ~