“So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, send me David your son,
who is with the sheep.”
David was in an isolated place away from people and yet Saul knew where to find him.
How did that happen?
He was alone for the most part of his day. It wasn’t the coolest, hippest place to hang out
I can imagine but it’s in that place that David’s relationship with God was developed. It’s in that
place he communed and worshipped God. He learned to trust God in that place. It’s in that place
he fought a lion and a bear and God delivered him from them both. (1 Samuel 17:37)
You might be in a place where people don’t see you or even recognize you but know this,
the Lord knows exactly where you are. Be patient where you are. The Lord is at work in you
and is directing your every step.
“Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse,
The Lord has not chosen any of these.
Then [he] said to Jesse, Are all your sons here? [Jesse] said, There is yet the youngest;
he is tending the sheep.
Samuel said to Jesse, Send for him; for we will not sit down to eat until he is here.
Jesse sent and brought him. David had a healthy reddish complexion and beautiful eyes and
The Lord said [to Samuel], Arise, anoint him; this is he.”
1 Samuel 16:10-12
David’s father forgot about David and had to be asked if he had another son but that will never
happen with God. Like I said before, He knows where you are.
Don’t despise the place you are in today. It might not be the most exciting place to be or the most
fulfilling and can even be frustrating but God has a plan for your life. He knows what He is doing.
“Now Eliab his eldest brother heard what he said to the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled
against David and he said, Why did you come here?
With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and
evilness of heart; for you came down that you might see the battle.”
1 Samuel 17:28
“With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness?”
Did David’s brother have an understanding of what was happening in the wilderness with
those “few sheep”?
I don’t think he had the slightest clue.
The place of isolation was very important. It prepared David to fight Goliath and win!
It prepared him for the things God planned for him.
So today, don’t underestimate what God is doing in you and through you. He has not forgotten you.
He is working in and through the circumstances you are facing and even though it may seem like
you are alone you are not.
I was getting frustrated with where I was in my life but I began to realize that God was in total control.
He IS in total control and there is nothing that happens in my life or your life that catches
Him by surprise. You may have been in a place for a long time and it seems like things won’t change
but I am here to say that things will change for you. God is faithful and will not abandon you.
Man will let you down but not God. Look to Him alone.
He sees you in your place of isolation!
Bless you friends