Get Back Up

1 Samuel 30:3-6

3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.
4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
5 And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

David had just returned from battle to find all of thier families had been taken captive. What man wouldn’t weep but things got worse for the king. This is a perfect example of the saying out of the frying pan into the fire, because he was not only facing another battle but his men were talking of stoneing him. He could have been angry or just gave up. Instead he turned to God and asked what to do. God told him to go and overtake them. Everyday we will hit battle after battle. Our vehicles tear up, our families get sick, bills are coming due, or we just fill beaten down. It is ok to weep, but turn to God. Let him guide you through to battle. Don’t back down from the next battle because we have just fought one. Stand tall, tighten you boots up, and get back in the fight. Don’t get knocked down and stay down get up and hit back harder. Playing high school football, when I would get knocked on my butt, I would get back up, find the guy who had did it, and do my best to return the favor. That is how we have to be. God is calling us to stand our ground. Be as David, seek God, ask what to do next, and then follow suite and win the next battle.


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