WORD FOR TODAY

WORD FOR TODAY. CJM

David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6

David and his men arrived home to discover the army of Amalek had burned the city and had taken their wives and children captive. They wept until they could weep no more. The loss was overwhelming.

In their grief and frustration the men blamed David and spoke of stoning him… but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. Under God’s direction, David then led a victorious march against the Amalekites and recovered their wives and children without a single loss.

The truth of the matter is that many times, there will be NO ONE to encourage you when you are going through difficult times. In order to be overcome by oppression, depression, etc., you must learn this lesson of encouraging yourself IN THE LORD.

You can encourage yourself by remembering that SOME our trials are for a good purpose. The trials themselves are burdensome and distasteful but the end is good as God teaches you more of your weakness and more of His strength.

HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!!

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