In 1 Samuel 30, we find the story of David and his men coming to Ziklag, only to find the city plundered and their families taken captive. David’s men, heartbroken, turn to blaming their leader for this misfortune. Until this point, David has responded to crisis by acting insane, going after others, and similar actions.
In 1 Samuel 18, we see two men who had been closely bonded begin to break apart. Saul has been David’s master, sending him out to battle. David’s soul was bonded to Saul’s son, Jonathan. This was a family in the making. But one little song changed everything. Let’s take a look at verses 6-9...
David was willing to run to the battle against Goliath. What giant are you running from? Thousands of soldiers watched, but only one boy believed. Will you dare to believe? Will you run toward your battle instead of from it? There is no hole too deep for God to get you out. And He will set you up twice as high as you were, before.
Life happens. Financial trouble, relationship strain, a wayward son or daughter, poor health- those trials don’t seem to ever go away. However David, a man of God, has a long history of going through such struggles. David leaves behind a legacy of how we should respond to God when we’re smack dab in the middle of life.