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I am surrounded by lions

My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men Who are set on fire, Whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.

—Psalm 57:4

David found himself surrounded by a band of bitter malcontents….whose words and tongues were sharp as a sword. And David is now their Captain.


This perhaps was not the group David would have chosen for himself, but these are the ones God gave to him. And David had the task of turning these bitter souls into a well-organized, disciplined, fighting force. And amazingly, because God was with him, he did exactly that.

These are the men whom David will later describe as his Mighty men of Valor…bold, fearless, courageous. Many of their names and their great achievement’s are written in the bible.

God allows all of us to face challenges like these. Perhaps you have a business that has disaster written all over it. With Gods Help and wisdom, you can turn that business around.

Or maybe you are in a broken relationship with little hope of recovery. With Gods help and Wisdom, He can use you to turn that relationship around.

Or perhaps you have teenagers at home who need constant discipline and attention and you're tired of the demands. Be encouraged, If God could use David to take 400 malcontents and turn them into Mighty men of valor, God can turn your valley of bitter sorrows into a trail of refreshing springs.
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