Let the Worst Bring Out Your Best [Podcast]

2 Samuel 15:23; Psalm 63

God sometimes leads us through periods of confusion, sorrow, and struggle. King David illustrates how to let the worst bring out our best: he sought his satisfaction only in God.

While other Psalms may match David’s devotion, few surpass this one he sang in the wilderness.

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You Can be Whiter Than Snow [Podcast]

2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51

Times of vulnerability can allow secret sin to penetrate our hearts.

A song burst forth from David’s blackest moment of self-realization. Thankfully, it explores not only the depths of guilt but also the depths of God’s forgiveness. David’s discovery remains our opportunity for forgiveness.

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When You’re Only Lonely [Podcast]

1 Samuel 22:1-2; Psalms 57 and 142

In our lowest points of life, God calls us to pray to Him.

Desperate for refuge, David cried out to God: “There is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.” All alone—and with him, other desperate loners—David clings to God as the One who loves him and meets his every need.

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When Critics Curse [Podcast]

2 Samuel 16; Psalm 3

How can we respond to criticism that’s unfair and even abusive?

When it happened to David, his friend suggested striking back. But David’s response was to place the critic in God’s hands, a model from which we may learn. David sang in Psalm 3: “But Thou, O Lord, are a shield about me…” As it turned out, God vindicated David through providential circumstances and condemned the critic through the same.

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