Sep 2, 2018
We all have had those moments in life when it feels like God has abandoned us. In the midst of difficult circumstances, we sense that He is nowhere to be found. He appears to be distant and disinterested in our predicament. And yet, in 1 Samuel 30:7-15, we are given an encouraging reminder from the life of David that God is always there. He never leaves us or forsakes us. He is simply waiting for us to cry out to Him. He is patiently biding His time, until we reach the end of our own resources and realize that our hope is in Him. And when we seek Him, we will find Him. When we turn to Him, we will find Him there – ready to assist us in our greatest times of need. But the challenge we all face is our proclivity to act as our own savior. We have the tendency to try to solve our problems in our own power. But we make lousy gods. Our solutions rarely produce the results for which we are looking. In fact, we tend to only make matters worse. But David was going to learn to trust God by learning to turn to Him in his times of need.