Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives were taken captives…. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke 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 30:4-6)
Most people think of David as the shepherd boy who slew Goliath. Also they remember Bathsheba. Many times David was between a rock and a hard place. He was between the devil and the deep blue sea. He was in a bad spot. ” But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” My friend there are times in our lives when the circumstances will not produce any joy . There are times when we will find ourselves in dark places, like David. We look about and the situation seems hopeless. What should we do? Be discouraged? Give up? Say we are through? Friend, when we are children of God, we too must encourage ourselves. He wants to make Himself real to US. It was during times like these that David wrote some of his most helpful psalms.
“The Lord is good……Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.”