1 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. . .
4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34


I Samuel 30
1. Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire,
2. and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way.
3. So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.
4. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
5. And David's two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive.
6. Then 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 his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.    New King James Bible

The first thing David did in facing this terrifying situation in Ziklag, was that he focused on the greatness of God.
Next he remembered how God had helped him in the past in equally terrifying situations with the lion and bear in the wilderness, and also when he went out to fight Goliath.

Then David chose to focus on the promises God had made to him.

First, he knew that God had sent the Prophet Samuel to anoint him as king of Israel.
This event had happened when he was still considered the least important member of his family. His father and all his brothers had been shocked at the action of the mighty prophet of God.

David must have reasoned that since he believed that God was serious about making him king of Israel, and David was not yet king of Israel, then it must be God's will to bring him through this awful trial with his life and family in tact.

Therefore, David decided he would believe God. So he asked God how to go about getting his family and the families of his men, back from the abductors.
1 Samuel 30
8 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?"
And He answered him, "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all."    New King James Bible

Father, thank You for all the great and precious promises You have given me, so that I would be sure that You can turn around terrifying situations for me.
Help me to read Your word and find these promises for myself, so I can believe You as David did,
in Jesus' name,


A new study in this series is available every day!
See you tomorrow, God willing.
Until then, trust in the Lord with your whole being
and be blessed in all you do today!

Pastor Grace

welcomes you to walk
with David
through a troubled time,
in his life!
Through his faith
in God's love and grace
he came through victorious!

The Lord Jesus Christ said:
John 14:
26 The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.
27 "Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.
(Good News Bible)

God's Thought: