The first thing that David did when everything rose against him was to encourage himself. Think about that for a moment. We usually rely on other people or things to make us feel better. You may need music, chocolate, a sermon by your pastor or a conversation with mom and dad. What if we could learn how to encourage ourselves? Imagine never having to depend upon anyone or anything else to gain strength!
David found strength in the Lord. He encouraged himself.
You may have something happen today or this week that discourages you. It may surprise you and you may even say to yourself, "I didn't see that coming!" When you are ambushed you are not prepared to deal with it and you may not have others around you. Maybe you need to stop relying on that friend, that spouse or that pastor to cheer you up. Encourage yourself in the Lord!