It's a Given
There’s one sure-fire thing I can guarantee will happen if you live on planet earth: You’ll face challenges! You may have already figured this out. Life’s stresses and pressures are unavoidable. Facing challenge is a given for all of us. The big question is: How will you face the troubles that come your way?
In 1 Samuel chapter 30, we read about David and the huge challenge he faced. This difficulty reached the magnitude of people talking about killing him. Wow! I’m sure David could have been quite stressed about the situation. What did he do in the midst of this extreme problem? He looked first to God for help. In 1 Samuel 30:6 the Bible says, “David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” In his weakness, David looked to God to bring him what he needed. If you’ll take time to read through the end of this chapter in the Bible, you’ll see that God more than took care of the situation.
What challenges are you facing this week that you haven’t asked God to help you with? Don’t try to get through these challenges on your own. Call upon the strength of the Creator of the universe to bring you the help you need. Being the gentleman that He is, He can only get involved if you ask Him to. And don’t wait until things are at their worst to ask for His help. God is ready, willing and able to help you in every situation!