“.whenever the (evil) spirit (allowed by God) was upon Saul, David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him (for a time). 1 Samuel 16:23
Just because youcannot alleviate the problem, you can help alleviate the suffering.
.the Philistines gathered their armies together to battle . Judah. And Saul and the men of Israel . drew up battle array against the Philistines. The Philistines stood on a mountain on one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. 1 Samuel 17:1-3
There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan. C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)
.the Philistine., Goliath, (8-11 feet tall) . had a bronze helmet on his head, a 156# bronze coat of mail, bronze armor on his legs and a 37# bronze javelin . and a shield; stood and cried out to the armies of Israel, .Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me (and fight for his army). 1 Samuel 17:4-8
Today I will face my problems, unwrap them and seek to understand their component parts, spread them out before the Lord, thank Him in advance for what He's going to do, follow orders for what I am to do, and stand by to watch His miracles. Anon
If (a man from Israel) is able to fight with me (Goliath) and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us. 1 Samuel 17:9
Let no man deceive you with vain words or vain hopes or false notions. John Tillotson
“When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine (Goliath), they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” 1 Samuel 17:11
.fear paralyzes, faith empowers … Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878–1969)
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