How To Encourage Oneself In God?
REBLOGGED FROM RAISING ZION
You know, on one occasion when the world (including his own family) was against David, he became greatly burdened with immense sorrow!! They spoke of stoning David and his men to death.
Why would anyone want to do that?
And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. 1 Samuel 30:1-3
THESE WERE THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ONCE PRAISED HIM! Saul had killed thousands but David, ten thousands! And all of them were very happy with him. However, when they lost their near and dear ones to the enemy they began to ACCUSE David.
You might have faced a similar situation as this!! As a matter of fact
this happens to almost everyone — where even your own would turn against you
Now at the same time, because you love those people who went against you, repaying them for their deeds is not something you would also want to do. So then what do you do? This is where you learn to look to Jesus, and not at people or the situation. Because what lies before you is beyond your understanding; and so you look at Jesus alone. A divine help is necessary when everything feels lost.
Christ is ever present to see us through all our problems. He rescues us when we rely on Him wholeheartedly. Finally, David overcame the enemy and rescued the families who had been taken captives. He was loved even more, by all who had started to turn against him.
Let 2020 be the year we look at Jesus alone. Where we wait in prayer and expect from God to fight our battles.
“Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6
May God help us!
A NOTE FROM BARB – What a great reminder that people can let us down but GOD never does. He always has our best interest at heart. Trust Him fully my friend & he will lead you on an unimaginable adventure.