In a Difficult Position?

David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 HCSB

When have you found yourself in a difficult position? When did things look hopeless? You may have even been depressed as a result of your situation. I have been there many times. Once I was so discouraged that I seriously considered getting out of ministry. Thankfully my father, who was a minister, encouraged me to hang in there and keep going and admonished that God would let me know if I should quit the ministry and do something else.

David was faced with a difficult situation. He and his men had come home to find their town burned and that all of their wives, sons, and daughters (including David’s family) had been taken captive by the Amalekites. The men were angry with David and blamed him for their losses. They even considered stoning him to death. In a difficult position, David turned to God for help and direction.

Challenge: To whom do you turn when you are facing a tough problem? Is it a parent, a family member, or a close friend? How many times have you taken matters into your own hands and left God out of the decision? David turned to God first. He found strength in the Lord. As believers we should turn to God when facing difficulties, but too often God is our last resort instead of our first choice. Whatever the difficult situation you are facing – turn it over to God and seek His guidance for what you should do next. Seek God and His strength rather than trying to make it on your own.

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