‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.’ 1 Samuel 30:8 NKJV
God’s Word promises that whatever you are addicted to today, you can be set free from. And there’s more! You can get back what you’ve lost, or something even better. How? By doing what David did when the Amalekite armies destroyed his home and took his family captive:
(1) He turned to God for strength to deal with his problem. ‘David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.’ (1 Samuel 30:6 NKJV) Face it; if you could have solved the problem by yourself, you’d already have done it, right? Don’t feel bad about that, feel good. Acknowledging that you are powerless is the first step to victory. ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV) Now, acknowledging that you’re powerless isn’t the same thing as giving in to hopelessness. It means acknowledging that you can’t, God can, and that He will when you surrender the problem to Him.
(2) God gave David a plan to deal with his problem. ‘Pursue, for you will surely overtake them and without fail recover all.’ Armed with God’s strength and His plan, David went after the enemy and kept attacking until he recovered everything that had been stolen from him. And God wants to do that for you too. He promised, ‘I will restore to you the years that the …locust has eaten.’ (Joel 2:25 NKJV) When you turn to God, He can give you more joy and success in the years ahead than in all the years behind you. That’s His recovery plan for you!
SoulFood: Gen 7–9, Matt 18:1–9, Ps 53, Pro 6:9–11
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