Dear Precious Partners,
I hope this message finds you well. Life can be unpredictable, and at times we all have experienced being robbed in some form or another. It can be a devastating feeling when our finances, jobs, or opportunities are taken away from us. However, I want to share with you an inspiring story from 1 Samuel 30 about David and his men that I believe will encourage you during this time.
David and his men had just returned from war to find their city burned and their wives and children kidnapped. Can you imagine the horror of coming home from war to find everything plundered and taken? The men wept so hard they had no more strength left, and the first thing they wanted to do was blame David and kill him.
Despite his own loss, David did two things that should encourage us all. First, he encouraged himself in the Lord. The Bible says that “David found strength in the Lord his God.” So if you find yourself in a similar situation, remember to encourage yourself in the Lord as well.
The second thing David did was seek the Lord’s guidance. He called the priest and asked to put on the ephod to inquire of the Lord. David specifically asked if he should pursue the enemy and if he would overtake them if he did. God answered clearly and told David to pursue them, assuring him that he would succeed in rescuing his family.
David and his 600 men pursued the enemy, even though they were already exhausted from the previous war. 200 of them could not continue, so they stayed behind and rested while the other 400 pursued. God used a slave they found in the field to help David and his men, and they eventually recovered everything that was taken.
The lesson here is that God wants us to encourage ourselves in Him and seek His guidance when we are faced with difficult situations. He will give us clear instructions and help us recover everything the enemy has stolen from us. So, take heart and trust in the Lord during this season. Remember that nothing is missing and nothing is broken in our lives because God is redeeming the time. Let’s hold on to hope and keep pressing forward with faith.
We are also grateful for your continued financial support that has made a tremendous impact on our mission here at MMM. Your kindness and generosity have enabled us to minister both locally and globally in multiple avenues that we would otherwise not be able to do without your help. You are part of something truly meaningful and life-changing here by investing in the kingdom of God.
Thank you again for being a part of this movement and making it all possible. Stay connected with us on FB, YT, and www.marilynmurrayministries.com. We look forward to continuing this journey with you.
Blessings to you all.