1 Samuel 30:6 Where To Find Strength

David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6

Difficulties arise in the lives of people on a regular basis. In order to deal with the difficulty, people will turn to many different things to find strength. Movies, music, drugs, sex, other people and more are sought out to get the needed strength to cope with what is going wrong. Rather than finding the needed strength, they gain more problems to deal with.

After the families of David and his men had been captured, his men wanted to stone David. David found his strength to continue in God.

Just as the world seeks to gain strength through the things of this world, many believers will do the same. Some will turn to sinful things in the process of seeking the needed strength to deal with difficult situations. Others will turn to Christian music, ministry, services, books and other Christian things to find their strength.

While all of these things may be good, they are things made by man and can fall short of what is really needed. Instead of seeking the things of man, good or bad, one needs to seek God.

God is eternal and is everywhere. He is perfect love and has perfect wisdom for every situation. No matter how bad the situation is, God can provide hope, comfort and the needed strength to make it through the situation. He will lead the believer in the right direction without leading him into sinful thoughts or actions.

Sometimes God will remove the difficulty, while other times He may give strength through the difficulty. It comes to turning to God and trusting Him for what is needed.

There will be times in your life that you will face extreme difficult and maybe even dangerous situations in your life.
Temptation will arise to get you to react as the world does, taking things into your own hands or falling into despair and hopelessness.

Rather than going the way of the world, turn to God and seek Him. Flee the temptation of sin and death. Rely upon God to give you the needed strength to keep moving forward in His ways and His plan for your life. His strength will be everlasting and more than enough.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God for strength in every situation in your life; that you will trust God for the needed strength; that God will guide you away from sinful choices; and that you will see God’s hand at work in your life.

1 Samuel 17:10-11 Intimidated By The Enemy

Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. 1 Samuel 17:10-11

Enemies can be found nearly every place that a person goes. Very often there is an enemy that is a bully and does his best to intimidate others in any way that he can. Sometimes this is just someone abusing their authority, while other times it is just being abusive in any way possible. Facing someone like this will often cause a lot of fear for most people.

Goliath openly stated that he defied the armies of Israel and challenged them to a fight. King Saul and all the Israelites were terrified of him.

Seeing or hearing someone who is being a bully can be intimidating for most people. Very few people have the nerve or braveness to stand up against an enemy that appears to be larger and stronger.

The enemy is not always larger and stronger in the physical sense, but can appear to be stronger in knowledge or communication or some other area in life.

Many believers will often be like Saul and the Israelites and back down and cower in fear, being intimidated by the enemy. The world will act like a bully and try to intimidate believers and cause them to fear. Often this is done with words, but at times physically.

No believer is to be afraid since they have God in their lives. God is perfect love and perfect love casts out all fear. He is also greater than anything the world can throw at the believer.

Every believer is to take a stand on God’s word against the enemy. God will give victory as He did with David against Goliath.

There may be some people in your life that strive to intimidate you and get you to doubt God’s word for you. Do not allow their size, position, knowledge, power or anything else to intimidate you.

Know that God is greater than any other person or thing on this earth. Allow God’s perfect love to cast out all the fear of the enemy. Allow the Holy Spirit to give you the boldness and strength to confront and defeat the enemy of your soul.

In the end you will receive eternal life, if you do not back down from the enemy.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the strength and power God has for you; that God will give you boldness to stand up against the enemy; and that you will see God defeat your enemies in His way and time.

1 Samuel 2:10 Opposing God

those who oppose the Lord will be broken. The Most High will thunder from heaven; the Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed. 1 Samuel 2:10

In many nations around the world there are leaders that if one opposes them, they will be destroyed. Some leaders will destroy the opposer by death and others by prison.

These same types of actions can also be found in various organizations throughout the world. Opposition to leadership is nearly always frowned upon and dealt with harshly. Yet, there are many people who will oppose leadership in the desire to be the leader.

Hannah sang a song of praise to God after the birth of Samuel. She stated that those who oppose God will be broken and that God will thunder from heaven and judge the earth.

Throughout the world there are many people who will directly try to oppose God and His people. Their goal is to destroy all believers and Christianity. This is a part of living in a fallen world that does not know God and can be expected.

At the same time there are many believers who try to oppose God. Even though they claim to believe in and follow Jesus, they choose to not follow His ways completely. Selfishness, pride, greed, and fear rise up in their lives and they choose to live their own way, rather than do what God calls them to do.

These same people will claim the grace of God, rather than becoming holy as He is holy. For a time, it may appear as though they are getting away with not truly living for God, but there is coming a day of judgement upon them.

Every believer must be willing to live by God’s standards and do His will rather than oppose Him.

You must be willing to check yourself to determine if you are opposing God or not. Do not let the sinful ways of the world control your way of living.

Allow God to be God and in complete control of your life. Trust His ways and live according to them, rather than opposing and fighting against God. Be holy as He is holy.

God will give you strength to live for Him and He will exalt you as you lift Him up.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will live according to God’s standards; that you will not oppose God in any area of your life; and that you will know the strength that God gives you to live for Him.