When Bad News Hits

1 Samuel 30:6

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.”

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Have you ever felt like this before? Something just hits, and your first reaction is to shatter.

This is how David and his men felt when they came back to their city and found everything burned with fire, and worst of all, their families captured.

They wept until they had no more strength to continue.

(This record can be found in 1 Samuel 30)

To top it off for David, the men wanted to kill him. What a scenario to be in.

But it might not be that far off from what you have experienced at times. Deadly viruses sweeping through countries, political warfare, tornadoes, a doctors diagnosis, or just downright evilness happening all around you.

There are two options when circumstances such as these come your way.

1.) Shatter

2.) Encourage yourself in God

You know? David could have shattered. And his ending might not have looked the same. But instead, he chose to encourage himself in God. And guess what happened?

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1 Samuel 30:19

19 And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all

My sweet friends, God is SO much bigger, and so very capable of recovering ALL for you.

When Peter started to sink in the water, his focus shifted off of his loving lord and on to his circumstance. But the Lord is here to uphold and to uplift you as you decide to reject the world’s information as truth, and to accept his victory in your life!

Don’t let news shatter your world. Do not be dismayed. Encourage yourself with the promises God has given you in his word. He is so very big and he loves you!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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