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.
This time, though, he does something that finally qualifies him to be the king that Israel needs. Verse 6 says, “But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”