πŸ’­πŸ‘‰ ARE YOU IN DISTRESS? πŸ˜”πŸ˜•

What does it mean for one to be in distress?.

Distress means a state of adversity (Danger, affliction, or need).

Looking at the aforementioned, we all can relate to this, because we have been in a state of need at some point or the other. When one is in distress, you are really not sure of who to call out to for help. You have numerous options running through your mind all at the same time. But then pondering on the who, you may eventually be left with a few or even just one person you feel will relate with what you are going through at that time. Or even understand the thoughts you are battling within your heart.

So yes, are you in distress?. Are you in need or currently facing a troubling time in your life or even facing adversity at your place of work etc?. Then, the good news is, there is someone you and I can call onto in our time of distress whose attention is never out of reach or His presence ever miles away from us.

David whose life I admire a lot knew this truth and understood that it’s best for one to get back to one’s source at such trying time. Yes, telling someone about it (a friend, one’s spouse, relative, etc.) helps to clear your mind but the resolve truly comes from God. In Him, we don’t have to struggle through the many options our confidant(s) may give or suggest to us. Instead, we have a narrowed down path – the way!. Not numerous ways where we then become clueless about which option to try out first. No!, in Him we have the way – it’s focused!.

So yes, looking at the verse stated below, David was in a state of distress and look at His response to it.

Why are you in despair, O my soul? Why have you become restless and disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Psalms 42:11 (AMP)

This verse comes to my mind most of the time. The truth is, it’s not easy for one to just maintain calm all through our trying times. Sometimes we could get all caught up in worrying and even getting to the state where we feel hopeless rather than being hopeful. But the blessing is in us knowing that when our hearts or thoughts wander off at such times, we can refocus our gaze on our one true source – God.

Just like David did in 1 Samuel 30:6:

Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 (AMP)

David knew that God had a record of always coming through for him whenever he called upon Him and because of that he knew he had just one option: To choose God over again even when it might have felt like “God, why did you let this happen in the first place”.

But then he knew God was still good and faithful to His words. So David inquired of God still and true to His records, God came through again.

Do read through these verses:

So David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken and rescued his two wives.

1 Samuel 30:18 (AMP)

And,

Nothing of theirs was missing whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken; David recovered it all.

1 Samuel 30:19 (AMP)

And,

So David captured all the flocks and herds [which the enemy had], and [the people] drove those animals before him and said, β€œThis is David’s spoil.”

1 Samuel 30:20 (AMP)

Now Imagine if David chose to blame God instead and didn’t acknowledge that He was still the same faithful God he had encountered all this while. Imagine if David chose the blame game and left God out of the equation.

I believe he wouldn’t have had any courage in him to chase after the Amalekites, not to mention recovering all and even getting the spoils.

So what will your posture be henceforth?

Would you choose God even when it seems insane to?. Like “why would a good God allow this in the first place”?.

Smiles, I wish I had that answer but then His way is God’s way, not yours and not mine. And His intention for you and I is still always good. Don’t forget that – Jeremiah 29:11

Do have a pleasant week ahead. 🌸

🏡#HCCounsels# 🌼

42 Comments Add yours

  1. David’s example here ie PERFECT!! Oh, that I could approach all; trials in much the same way.

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    1. Hmm. True, his life inspires me a lot.
      Amen. I pray the same too. πŸ™
      Thanks for the comment ma’am. Stay safe. ❀

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  2. Thanks for reminding us that God’s intention for us is always good. πŸ€—

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    1. You are welcome. Glad to. πŸ€—
      Stay safe. ❀

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  3. Rising Star says:

    Hi, I hope you are doing well. I have nominated you for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award. I hope you will accept my invitation and will surprise me with your wonderful thoughts.
    Link for the Award is: https://idealinspiration.blog/2020/04/30/ideal-inspiration-blogger-award-explosion/
    Kind Regards
    Rising Star

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    1. Yes I am. And you?.
      Aww. That’s nice of you. Thank you. πŸ€—
      Do enjoy the evening. ☺

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      1. Rising Star says:

        Thank you so much HerryπŸ’–, I am so wellπŸ€—πŸ˜Š. Have a very good evening you too πŸŒƒ

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        1. You are welcome. πŸ€—
          I’m glad knowing you are. Thank God!.
          Thank you. 😊

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        2. Rising Star says:

          Thanks for your encouragement HerryπŸ€—. Stay safe πŸ’–.

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  4. I pray that I would always choose God, in spite of my circumstances

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    1. Amen. I pray the same too. ☺
      Thanks ma’am. ❀

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  5. Ada Orie says:

    This was an excellent post. Thank you for posting this truth in such an important time. God bless you!

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    1. Thank you so much for this ma’am. I’m glad to. You are most welcome. Amen. πŸ™ And you too. πŸ€—β€

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  6. Dawn says:

    ”Why would a good God allow this in the first place”? That’s a question many ask nowadays and they use it as an excuse to not give their lives to Christ and instead they live for themselves. But like you mentioned, His ways are not our ways. We have to submit to His authority and trust Him. He has a good plan for us. Excellent post little sis! πŸ’•πŸŒΈ

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    1. Smiles, yes. That question is mostly asked. And yes He knows just what’s best for us.
      Thank you big sis. ❀❀

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  7. jesusluvsall says:

    Love your post little sister. As I was reading it, I thought of the Lauren Daigle song Rescue

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    1. Smiles. Thank you, big bro. πŸ€—
      Wow. I have that song. I had to go play it again as I reply this. #We are not defenseless and He is always with us. πŸ’ƒ

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        Yes he is always with us πŸ™‚

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        1. Yes big bro. πŸ€—

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  8. Such a well-timed and very fruitful post. Thank you for sharing. Hope that you are keeping well. Love and thoughts to you ❀

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    1. Smiles. Thank you ma’am. I’m glad knowing it came right on time and as at when needed. πŸ€— Praise God!. πŸ™Œ
      You are welcome. Yes I am and you?.
      Aww. 😊 Love from here too. πŸ€—β€
      Do stay safe.

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      1. We’re doing okay, thanks. Glad you are too ❀

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        1. That’s great. You are welcome. Smiles. Thank you. ❀

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  9. JayD says:

    Thanks for this piece. I’m blessed.

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    1. You are welcome Jayd. πŸ€—
      I’m glad knowing you are. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ

      Like

  10. ecohorizons says:

    God has trials and tests for us to become more enlightened, wiser and more experienced or capable…
    Light shines after the darkness …
    Without darkness , light would never shine …

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    1. Yes, we grow in all these. πŸ’―
      Hmm. True. God indeed works all out for our good!. πŸ’ƒ
      Thanks for this Wael. πŸ€—

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  11. Israel says:

    Nice piece
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for always stopping by fam. πŸ€—

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  12. A father that fails to discipline his children sending them to destruction. God disciplines those he loves. Like David, I will bless his name at all times and I am still confident that I shall see the good of the lord in the land of the living.

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    1. Hmm, true!. He disciplines those He loves. He prunes and grooms us through it all.
      I love this posture. I am confident of this as well. Glory!. πŸ’ƒ
      Thank you so much for this. πŸ€—

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      1. Your very welcome, but the lord used you to spark this. I am smiling

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        1. Smiles. Wow, I’m really glad knowing this. Glory to His name. πŸ™Œ
          Awww. πŸ€—

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  13. Michelle says:

    Love this! It’s such a great reminder that God is there for us and has our backs.

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    1. Smiles. Yes it is. It’s a blessing that we have Him with us. Thank you ma’am. ❀

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  14. David was quite a man. This article sure points the finger right at me. I called on God for help, but I was impatient. I felt God was letting me down although I knew deep down he would not do that, still I got angry at God. When I finally got off my “high horse” and calmed down. He hit me with a dose of truth and reality. Broken as I was, I still belonged to him.

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    1. Yes he was!. πŸ™‚
      Phew. I believe we all fall into the impatience category at some point. But glad He is always there to speak His word and call out the truth that we be indeed art free by it and walk in the manifestation of it. And yes we belong to Him!. So graceful!
      Thank you so much for sharing this. It is a blessing to me. πŸ™‚

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  15. Powerful post! I love how you explained the topic with example of David and the bible quotes. I love your blog. Will visit again!
    The Solitary Writer

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    1. Smiles. Glory to God. πŸ™Œ
      Aww. I’m glad knowing you loved the read. That will be nice. I’d love that. 😊 Thank you so much. πŸ€—πŸ€—
      Do have a great day ahead. πŸ™‚

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  16. Holly says:

    Simply amazing post, sis! Your words are always right on time and such a comfort. Your wisdom from the heart of God is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing another perfect piece from your heart to us!

    Amen – His ways are not our own. He knows what He’s doing and is always on time. You are so right! πŸ€— Love you!

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    1. Aww. Glory to God. πŸ™ŒπŸ€—
      I’m glad reading this. ❀
      Aww. β˜ΊπŸ™Œ
      You are always welcome. ❀
      Yes ma’am. He supersedes it all!.
      Yes!. πŸ’―
      Aww. ☺
      Love you too ma’am. πŸ€—β€

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