Strengthened for an Audience of One (1 Samuel 30:6)

Are you in need of restoration by the only One who can provide it?

David was strengthened for an audience of One. In the backdrop of David’s pre-monarch raids, his men had lost their wives and children to the captivity of a nomadic enemy who had ransacked their camp while they were away. Scripture records, “David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God” (1 Samuel 30:6). David found strength in and for an audience of One.

Strength is not merely a divine attribute, rather it is the Person of God. David said in his psalm, “I love you, O LORD, my strength” (Psalm 18:1). In order to be strengthened by and for an audience of One, we need not seek something from God; instead, we must seek God Himself. It has been said that rather than seek His hands, we should seek His face. This means that in place of seeking what God can do for us, we seek who He is.

David vividly illustrated how God lifts us from the old and gifts us with the new, “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand” (Psalm 40:2). God lifted David from his old struggles and gifted him with new life. David described God’s imminent proximity to those in need of strength along with His desire to save them, “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). When we are weak, we can be renewed by seeking an audience of One. He lifts us from the old and gifts us with the new.

Be strengthened for an audience of One. In your weakness, renew your strength in the Person of God Who lifts and gifts. Seek His face by surrendering your old struggles and receiving a new heart shaped like His, bringing new life.

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