When you are in distress or in a tight spot that you need a little encouragement to lift your spirit, what do you do? Who do you look to? Where do you go?
The bible says that David encouraged himself in the Lord.
Too many times we can get caught up in the world and look to self-help books or someone that considers themselves an expert to help us. Sometimes we do not even consider our Heavenly Father in our top three choices of where we can get help.
…but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
We will find that when we come to God and get encouraged by Him and in Him, by prayer, reading His word, crying out to Him, that it was the missing piece all along.
There is something about coming back to the One who knows us more than we know ourselves (see Romans 8:27 MSG).
Whatever you are going through today or if you just need to lift your spirit, find the time to encourage yourself in the Lord your God.
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke 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. – 1 Samuel 30:6 (KJV)