Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Samuel 26 & 27)
“The Cloud of Despair “
Text: 1 Samuel 27:1
“And David said in his heart, “Now I shall perish someday by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape to the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me, to seek me anymore in any part of Israel. So I shall escape out of his hand.”
“The Cloud of Despair,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Every Warrior will contend with The Cloud of Despair on the Battlefield of Faith.
Despair and Discouragement has the power to shape our Thinking, our Actions, and Our Destiny!
Despair did what Saul could never do to David - it shaped David’s thinking and actions.
This morning we see David’s despair and weariness from years of being hunted by Saul, betrayed by his countrymen, living like a fugitive in his own country, and now sparing the life of his enemy Saul for a second time!
I can hear David say silently in his heart “I’m Done With This Kind of Life. I’m going to die at the hand of Saul someday, so the best thing for me to do is leave my homeland and go live with the Philistine enemy. I’ll be safe there, and Saul will “despair of me, to seek me anymore in any part of Israel.”
Only the Cloud of Despair could bring this man after God’s Heart to this place where He would say these words “in his heart.”
Despair blinded David to the past deliverances of God when David Trusted God for his life. Now despair is trusting the Philistine enemy Achish for protection and safety.
When this Cloud of Despair is allowed to remain over our life it leads us deeper in despair, and sin, covering sin with sin, and spiraling into the darkness of hopelessness. That’s where David was. The future king of Israel was now the servant of his enemy Achish, in Goliath’s Hometown!
Behold the Deception of The
Cloud of Despair!
Listen up Warrior! When the Cloud of Despair comes near, Square Your Shoulders, Straighten Your Back, Fasten The Eyes of Your Heart On Your Commander Jesus Christ in Front of You and All Around You! You Are Not Alone in the Cloud! God Has Not Left You - He Is With You!!!! Ooooh Rah!
His Presence is In The Cloud, and the Radiant Brilliance of His Glorious Majesty Dissolves the Cloud as we Praise Him With A New Song!
Aaah Yes, with every cloud of despair there comes a new song to sing to Our King! Ooooh Rah!
Let’s sing that old song as a New Song Today:
“Oh, Sing unto the Lord a new song
Sing unto the Lord all the earth
Sing unto the Lord a new song
Sing unto the Lord all the earth.
For God is great and greatly to be praised -
God is great and greatly to be praised….” (Psa.96:1)
I’m going to:
“Sing unto the Lord a New Song
For He has done marvelously.
His right hand and His Holy Arm
Has gotten Him the Victory” (Psa.98:1)
Listen up Warrior! Praise Your Way Through The Cloud of Despair, With A New Song!Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy