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From where comes my strength?


“But David found strength in the LORD his God.” – 1 Samuel 30:6 (NIV) 1

Observation: David, once a shepherd boy and now a fugitive, faces a dire situation. His city, Ziklag, has been plundered by the Amalekites, and his own men are turning against him. The weight of loss and betrayal threatens to crush him. Yet, in this darkest hour, David doesn’t rely on his own strength or the loyalty of his followers. Instead, he turns to the Lord.


  1. Desperate Moments: We all encounter moments of distress, when circumstances overwhelm us. Like David, we may feel surrounded by enemies or abandoned by friends.
  2. Source of Strength: David’s response is a powerful example. He doesn’t panic or give in to despair. Instead, he finds strength in the Lord. He draws from a deep well of trust and dependence on God.
  3. Personal Application:
    • Prayer: When life hits hard, pause and pray. Acknowledge your weakness and seek God’s strength.
    • Scripture: Meditate on God’s promises. His Word provides comfort, guidance, and hope.
    • Worship: Sing, praise, and worship. It shifts our focus from problems to the Almighty.
    • Community: Surround yourself with fellow believers who can encourage and pray with you.

Prayer: “Lord, like David, we find strength in You. When our hearts are heavy, help us turn to You. May we trust in Your unwavering love and find refuge in Your presence. Amen.”

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