Encourage yourself: David encouraged himself in the Lord

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 1 Samuel 30 vs 6: David encouraged himself in the Lord his God

  1. There are times when we lose the motivation to aspire for excellence.
  2. There are times when we feel we may not succeed in life.
  3. There are times when those who surround you are discouraging you, humiliating you, instead of giving you an inspiration.
  4. There are times when we feel like giving up.
  5. There are times when we pay dearly for mistakes committed in the past.
  6. There are times when we regard ourselves as failures.
  7. There are times we feel that there is no reward for righteousness.
  8. There are times when we are tired of praying and start to doubt the efficacy of prayers.
  9. There are times when we even start to doubt the reality of God
  10. There are times when we feel discouraged, when we are discouraged, and lack the courage to take the next steps in life.

If you are in such a situation as described above, you need to learn from the story of David who was in a similar situation. David was able to overcome his hopelessness, because he encouraged himself when people around him were thinking of stoning. Have you lost all and you are thinking of giving up. Dont give up because God has not given up on you. Encourage yourself in the Lord, and as you pursue, you shall recover your all in Jesus name.


1 Samuel 30 vs 1-6

And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake 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..


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2 thoughts on “Encourage yourself: David encouraged himself in the Lord

    Inge Meat said:
    December 12, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Good day Pastor I am really in this situation no money coming in my business no money in the bank i have bells to pay i count cents i trust God in every area of my life there is thing a person cant not dinia and say its is well and you know everything is not ok i must pay my rent N$5000.00 my children need give like every child no food in my house really i am suffering my butchery /Restaurant no stock i need current help in a day or 2 days time must pay depts pray for my that God OF ABRAHAM CAN BLESSED ME i am quit still in God i trust let God also blessed you with your prayer team the same time He blessed me glad to hear from you soon i try to call but i dont go through best regards Inge Araes Nekongo


    Mary said:
    December 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Thank- you so much for this devotion. I have been praying and interceding for a while, I have had a season of prayer and fasting with my family. Breakthrough seems so far away!
    Yesterday I struggled to go to church for the first time in 25 years. I knew it was the will of God to go to church so I fasted and prayed ,It was a feeling of heaviness that I could not explain but in my heart I knew God was for me although my personal circumstances was contrary to my prayers.
    God’s for grace .The Holy Spirit met with me in church and spoke to my heart words encouragement.This made me weep in my heart with joy as I was comforted.
    I came home and opened this e-mail and found this devotion which was sent a few days before but I had not checked my .e-mail.
    Your devotion spoke to my heart and gave me the answer “encourage yourself in the Lord!”
    God knew my needs before I prayed and send this precious e-mail .Unfortunately I missed it ,but Got met with me in church ( please never forsake the gathering no matter what your spiritual condition is) and directed me back to my e-mail for a solution to heaviness and discouragement.
    I am encouraged and inspired !

    Thank-you! May the Lord continue to bless , keep ,grant abundance grace ,visit you with His mercy daily and cause His face to shine on you ,your family and ministry in the name of Jesus.,Amen!


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