How we power up for what comes next
…But David found strength in the LORD his God.1 Samuel 30:6
I’m excited about a new teaching series we’re doing at our church on the life of David. To help us transition into a new season, we’re looking at David’s story, a story that is both broken and beautiful.
David was known for his passion for God, but that’s not because his life was easy. Like us, he lived in a world that wasn’t necessarily cheering him on in the faith.
There were all sorts of circumstances working against David. From youth, he was both loved and hated. Some sang songs about him while others tried to kill him.
But the external threats weren’t the worst of it. Perhaps David’s most fierce battles were the internal ones, the battles that played out between his ears.
With all of the stressors in David’s life, his heart went through a cycle familiar to all believers: depletion then renewal. Life would suck all that’s good out of him, leaving him zapped, then he would seek renewal in the Lord.
Through all of David’s experiences, he kept coming back to his one constant. God.
And as a result, no matter how complicated life became, David always had this resilience about him. Bible teacher, Tom Constable, says this was because David was consistently “looking back on God’s past faithfulness, looking up in prayer, and looking forward with God’s promises in view.” This is how David stayed fully charged.
The same can be true of you. Whatever you’re up against today, no matter how depleted you may feel, know that strength is available. Like David, let’s seek the Lord and be renewed.
It’s a new day with God. Run with it.