Encouragement from the Heart

Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God. [1Samuel 23:16 NLT]
David has been on the run from Saul for a long time. He is discouraged. He fears for his life. Did not the prophet anoint him to be king over Israel? How is it that the journey has taken so many wrong turns? He has waited for so long to ascend to the throne and grab hold of what the prophet anointed him to do.

In times like these we all need encouragement to stay strong in our faith in God. We need someone who will seek us out. One who can speak courage from their heart to our heart. In times of trial and adversity we need to be reminded that God is with us and will fulfill his calling in our lives.

Grants us Lord, to be ones who speak words of encouragement. From our heart to another heart.

... this devotion is part of a series about King David.

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