When David had fled from Saul into the cave.
1 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.
2 I cry out to God Most High,
to God, who vindicates me.
3 He sends from heaven and saves me,
rebuking those who hotly pursue me—
God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
4 I am in the midst of lions;
I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.
Here are two scripture verses about David. Those who were discontented, in trouble, or in debt joined David. David was also an outlaw at this time because King Saul wanted to kill him, so David was running for his life. David’s warriors were outcasts. David was resourceful and had the ability to lead others. It takes great leadership to build an army out of the kind of men who followed David. Eventually, this group of men would form the core of David’s military when he became king. During this time David was running from Saul. Saul did not want David to be king, but God had other plans. Even though David was to be king one day, he was going through tough times. In this time he vented his feelings to God. David was pursued by people who wanted him dead. He had verbal attacks on his character. Verbal cruelty can damage a person just as much as physical cruelty. Instead of retaliating and answering back with hateful words, David talked with God about his problems. Are you going through tough times? Are people being cruel to you? Know that God has a plan for you, and as you are going through tough times talk with God about it. You will learn and grow through these tough times when you go through them with God. He will teach you more about yourself and more about who he is. Take time to talk to God, and also, take time to listen. He is for you.