A word from the Chaplain:
This exhortation is taken from the book of 1 Samuel 30. It was at this time that David and his men had just returned to their homes in the town of Ziglag only to find that their homes had been attacked and their wives and children kidnapped. Scripture records for us that David and his men lifted their voices and wept until they had no more power to weep. It is important to remember that David and his men were some of the mightiest men on the planet. Scripture describes them as mighty men of valor. They were the Green Beret and Special Forces men of their time. Yet at this time they were over whelmed by their situation.
Have you ever felt like that? I sure have!! But in verse 6, it is recorded that David did something that changed the situation into their favor. “It says that David strengthened himself in the Lord his God”.
So what does that mean? It means David remembered that God loved him, that God was on his side, that God was still in control and that God was on His Throne!!
The following verses tell us that David then turned and sought God. God strengthened David and inspired him to lead his men out to rescue their families. God helped David and his men recover all they had lost.
You see my friends, God was on their side. And God is on your side. When we get overwhelmed, we need to do what David did and strengthen ourselves in the Lord, and look to Him to guide us back to victory.
I pray that these verses will encourage you to strengthen yourself in the Lord each day, and look to God’s Mighty Hand to lead you to victory over any situation you face.
God Bless you my friends,
Pastor Bill McCorquodale,
Chaplain, United Veterans Council of the Santa Clara County