Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Cave Experience

1 Samuel 22:1-4

The Story
David was in a dark, damp, dreary, and depressing cave.

He was escaping from his enemies.

He was experiencing the loss of everything and everyone he leaned on in his life.

He was then alone, defeated, and discouraged.

David had been brought to the very bottom of his life; the crowned prince of Israel was living in a cave!

The cave was a nightmare; it was a place of separation.

But the cave was a blessing; it was here that the LORD God taught him to wholly lean on Him.

David learned to totally submit to the LORD God.

Every christian has his or her own cave experiences.

It is a cave of separation and depression.

It is a cave of total submission and grace.

At the end of the day, every christian becomes the man that the LORD God wants him or her to be.

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

David and his many cave experiences.

1 comment:

  1. Great reminder that God uses both caves in our lives to make us more like Him. Blessed be the name of the Lord, on the road marked with suffering; though there's pain in the offering, Blessed be the Name. (from Matt Redman's song, Blessed Be the Name of the LORD).