Another beautiful day is before us. A day that the Lord hath made; therefore let us rejoice in it and be glad ….
I would encourage you to begin this day by reading (1 Samuel 30:6) as it contains some great truth I want you to see ….
“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.”
Notice that this verse begins by saying, David was greatly distressed, but it ends this way, But “David strengthened himself in the Lord.” ….
It is all right to weep when you are sorrowful, but when you are done, you need to strengthen yourself. It is all right to grieve; it is all right to express those emotions, but when you are done, you need to strengthen yourself in the Lord ….
You need to connect with God in whatever way you find is best for you. If it is lifting your hands and worshiping Him, then that is what you should do ….
If it is getting into His Word (which I would suggest for everyone) and spending time feeding your spirit, then do that. If it is reminding yourself about how God has helped you in the past, you need to do that ….
Personally, I believe that is what David was doing when the Bible says he “strengthened himself in the Lord.” I think David was reminding himself about:
* How God delivered him from the lion and the bear;
* How God delivered Goliath into his hands; and
* How God delivered him when Saul tried to kill him.
I am confident David was thinking, “You know, God hasn’t delivered me so miraculously in my past just to get to this point and to let go of my hand and abandon me. I know He is going to help me now.”
As I was praying, this was what the Spirit revealed to me, and I was strengthed for this day ahead of me. I was encouraged and hence, I share with you …
David was strengthening himself in the Lord, and you and I need to learn to do the same thing ….
As David also stated: “I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalms 34:1)
“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lionʼs mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
(2 Timothy 4:17-18)
God bless you this day !!