“So David inquired of the Lord, saying ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?’ And He answered him, ‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.’”1 Samuel 30:8b

Has business or life been tough recently? Did you lose more than you hoped? Are you wondering whether you should continue or not?

If you have recently found yourself in a difficult position and are thinking about giving up, my advice to you is not only to continue but to press forward with greater intensity. In doing so, you will not only thrive, but you will recover all that you have lost. Like you, David found himself in a situation where he lost more than he could handle on his own, and even his life was in danger. After facing rejection and humiliation by the Philistines, he returned to his home to find that invaders had burned it to the ground and they had taken the women, including his wives, and children captive (1 Samuel 29, 30:1-6). However, instead of throwing a pity party, David strengthened himself in the Lord, sought God’s wisdom, and pursued the invaders. In the end David was able to recover all that he lost.

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