Encouraging Yourself in the Lord

Everything in the world seemed to be against him. King David, in 1 Samuel 30, having been raided by the Amalekites, was about to be the object of his army’s wrath, as they all lamented having their women and children kidnapped. Blaming King David for the raid, his men were poised for attack, ready to kill him.

It’d be easy, in David’s spot, to believe that he was all alone. To believe that God had somehow left him, and that he was done for. But 1 Samuel 30 speaks of David doing something very different:He encouraged Himself in the Lord.strength

“What does that even mean?” You may ask. We can look at different translations for insight. Most translations read something like, “But David found strength in the Lord his God.” At his weakest moment, David found strength in God.

We’re all bound to have our “weak” days– days where the cares of life pull us down, days where our weak spots are tried and uncovered. Because of this, it is more than crucial that we as Believers are able to find strength in Jesus. I have a few ways of how we can do this.




What about you? Do you have any biblical insight into how we can strengthen ourselves in the Lord? Let’s talk about it! 🙂

Jesus loves to come alongside us, giving us His strength to meet the need in any situation. We can trust in Him, friends! Let’s encourage ourselves in Him, and draw from the strength and help He so lovingly yearns to share with us!

Do you know Jesus?

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
(Matthew 11:28, NIV)

This is Jesus’ loving invitation to all of us… but what does it mean for you, personally? Read about who Jesus is, and what He has done to provide rest for us, here.

Please pray for…


As always, Thank you for your prayers and support!


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