Doeg, Saul’s spy at Nob, informs us in 1 Samuel 22:10 that David not only sought food and weapons from the Priest, Ahimelech, but most importantly he sought God’s direction. Actually, David had nowhere else to turn. He had been driven out of his home by Saul.  All those who supported him remained in Saul’s household, even his wife, Saul’s daughter Michal and his best friend Jonathan, Saul’s son.  David didn’t know what to do.  He turned to the Lord for comfort and guidance.

David wrote many songs. They are mostly recorded in the book of Psalms. You will find a fairly consistent theme in some of these psalms. It is the theme of looking to God for help in times of trouble.

Psalm 25:15 says, “Look to the Lord for help at all times, and he rescues me from danger.”

There is another song attributed to David but it’s recorded for us in 1 Chronicles chapter sixteen. Verses 10 & 11 say, “Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.  Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

Other Prophets have picked up this theme also. Micah 7:7 says, “As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.”

There is nothing better you can do than look to the Lord in times of trouble and distress or difficulty. Do you have a hard decision in life? Look to the Lord. Do you have enemies closing in around you? Look to the Lord. Are you struggling in personal relationships? Look to the Lord. Have you found yourself alone like David? Look to the Lord.

 “Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.” Galatians 1:4