When times are tough…when you are down…discouraged…
What do you do? Many would say “I would call my family or my friends.” But let’s say they aren’t available. What do you do?
The Bible says that David was in that very position and he called on the Lord God.
In Samuel 30, David and his men go to Ziklag to help those people. The Bible says that David was in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the Lord his God.
Think about that verse…”David found strength in the Lord his God.” How do you strengthen yourself in the Lord? You remind yourself that God is on the throne and God will take care of you.
Maybe you are alone and you need strength. Like David, we too can strengthen ourselves in the Lord.
Robert Louis Stevenson delighted in the story of a ship tossed in a storm. The sea was rough and the rocky coast perilous. Danger was real and dread expectancy active among the seamen. One frantic sailor who was laboring below the water line could contain himself no longer. He rushed to the control room, closed the door behind himself, and stood frozen in fright watching the captain wrestle with the controls of the huge ship. Skill of mind and strength of hand enabled the captain to guide the vessel through the threatening rocks into open water. The Captain turned slightly, looked at the frightened sailor, and smiled. The youth returned below deck and assured the crew all danger was over. When they inquired how he knew, he answered. “I have seen the face of the Captain, and he smiled at me.”
We too can see the face of the captain…Jesus…and experience His smile.