Friday, July 21st
Devotional written by Pastor Jason McMaster, Executive Pastor
THE NEXT RIGHT STEP
To read today: 1 Samuel 30
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.
1 Samuel 30:6
In today’s passage, David hits an all-time low. He is exhausted from running away from Saul and is lost and confused about when he will become king. The Philistines just rejected him and his army. His hometown was attacked, his family was taken as prisoners, and his most loyal friends wanted him dead. What David does next is perhaps one of the most pivotal decisions of his life. He could have gone down a dark path and continued to spiral downward, but the Bible says David found strength in the Lord his God. Reaching out to his God for strength was the best decision he could have made. Up to this point, David made one poor decision after another. He was heading in the wrong direction, but this decision indicates that no matter what path we are on, we can take the next right step and turn back to God.
Final Thought: What is the next right step you need to take today?