How do you weather storms or get through a bad spot in Your life?
We can have truth all around us but if we don’t have a solid foundation and we run into challenges, it will be harder to get through them.
1 Sam. 24. David in times of trial. David’s on the run after Saul tried to kill him a few times. Psalms 43 gives us some insight into what David was going through at this time. Psalms 119:153-168
Lessons: 1. David says over and over I love your words God, I hold onto that, I internalize them. He had the chance to get rid of his enemy and make it all go away, but what did he do? After he cut off a corner of Saul's robe when he could have killed him, that alone bothered him. He had a tender conscience. We need to have the same. If we have some behavior we shouldn’t have and keep repeating it over and over, we will eventually sear our conscience. 2. Also, he knew his place and respected authority. He would not do this to the Lord’s anointed even though his men wanted to. And when he came out of the caves, did he curse Saul? No, he told him he respected him and would not kill him even though given the chance. Do we do that when someone has wronged us? David’s heart was proven though his actions. 3. And then he lets God decide the matter. Same with Abishai in 26:7-11. He told Abishai not to worry about it, God will take care of things. People are going to wrong us. What are we going to do when they do? Will we leave it in God’s hands and let Him resolve things? We need to root ourselves in God’s Word and rely upon it to help us through. Ps. 1:1-4 Luke6:47-49. Everyone who comes to me and acts upon my words, this man is like a man building his house upon a rock so when a flood comes, it will not be shaken. What type of foundation are we building?