February 23, 2021

1 Samuel 30:6

6 Now 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.

There are times in life that our circumstances can become so bleak that we must draw from our relationship with the Lord to survive. David found himself in such a situation as the men who he led turned on him due to the apparent loss of their sons and daughters at the hands of their enemies. David disciplined himself and sought God in spite of what seemed to be a double tragedy.

God rewarded David by allowing him to cross paths with an Egyptian who led them to the camp of the Amalekites. Upon arriving at the camp David and his men were able to utilize the element of surprise to recover their families and belongings. Ultimately, there were no losses, but instead gains due to the spoils of victory. If you are discouraged today, God can do the same thing for you. You must seek Him for encouragement, and He will not only provide it, He will also produce victory in your situation that is so complete, all losses will be restored. He will give you double for you trouble, if you trust Him as He helps you navigate through the perils of life that are troubling you.

In Christ Alone,

Dr. Marcus D. Floyd, D.Min.

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