Today's reading: 2 Samuel 16:1-14
Have you ever noticed how when we're down and out there always seem to be a few people who will gladly add to our misery or try to take advantage of the situation? That's exactly what we see with Shimei (piling on the insults) and Ziba (deceptively helping David and his men to get favorable treatment). But David handles himself well. He's gone through plenty of lows in his life and he's learned and grown from those experiences. So rather than being reactive and responding based on his feelings, David humbly gives the entire situation over to God and continues to push forward through this painful situation.
What helps you put aside distractions and keep your eyes on God when you're going through a difficult time? Is there a particular Scripture (verse, passage, Book) that God has used to comfort you when you're in a low time? Tami
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