This small snippet of Scripture (peppered throughout the early chapters of 2 Samuel) encourages me greatly. I recommending reading a few chapters to get some context, but basically, David — the anointed future king of Israel — was having a really difficult time. It seemed like one hard thing followed another in his life, and the reader couldn’t help but wonder if David would eventually catch a break somehow.
David endured a series of stressful trials, but he was not alone during these trying times! Not only that, this verse lets us know that God was actively helping David “wherever he went”. Why, you may wonder?
The way I see it, God made David a promise, so it’s His job, so to speak, to endure that it is fulfilled.
Since the Lord is immutable (that is, He does not change), then I choose to believe that the same God Who helped David through the season of his life id also ready, willing, and able to help me through mine, too.
I also believe that these turbulent seasons prepare us for something bigger that is coming. Whether it is a bigger blessing or a bigger trial I cannot say, but either way, the Lord gives us the strength and endurance that we need each day — and He helps us, too.
This thought gives me great comfort, and fills my heart and mind with gratitude as well — I hope that it does the same for you, too.
I wish each of you a prosperous and productive week, full of lots of “help” from the Lord — “wherever” you may go. ✝️