Sep 3, 2018
We know from many of the psalms he wrote, that David often felt like he had been abandoned by God. There were days he felt alone and forgotten. And in 1 Samuel 30:16-31, David was in a particularly dark period of his life. He was living in the land of the Philistines and his hosts were at war with his own people: the Israelites. And while he and his man had been away from Ziklag, the city in which the lived, the Amalekites had raided and pillaged it, taking all the women and children captive. As a result, his own men threatened to stone him. But In the midst of all his suffering and sorrow, David was learning an invaluable lesson: He was learning to trust God. And it began when he sought the will of God. Not only would he defeat the Amalekites and rescue all the those who had been taken captive, he would find himself given a second chance by God.