There are so many kinds of pressure and stressful situations that come at us on a daily basis that we can easily become discouraged. When we feel things pressing down on us, let us do like the Psalmist David. We have to encourage ourselves. David's capability as a leader was sorely tested when the Amalekites invaded the south and burned the city, taking all the women and children captive. This was bad enough, but his men, after they had mourned for their families, turned against David and wanted to stone him. He was all alone, defenseless and desperate.
What did David do? He encouraged himself in the LORD his God 1 Samuel 30: 6.You may not be at war like David was, but a lot of things may be invading your space and taking what is yours captive - your health, your children, your marriage, your finances, your peace.
Encourage yourself in the Lord.
Here's a song that has encouraged me many times when I was feeling down, or when I simply needed to remind myself of God's power and His love. Read the articles below which tell the story of David's trial at Ziklag then enjoy the song and come back and leave a comment if these resources have blessed you.