David encouraged himself. He replayed the highlight reel of his victories and picked himself back up again. But once you are back up after the ambush, what then?
The next thing David did was talk to God...he inquired of the Lord. Most of us want to talk when we are going through stuff. We must remember that it is very important who we are talking to. Never share your problem with someone that cannot solve it. David went to God. He didn't go to the phone, he went to the throne!
Don't let the surprise attack send you spinning in the wrong direction. Now that you are encouraged, ask God for some wisdom and counsel. He has all of the answers anyway! So, who are you talking to?