“During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the Lord.”  (2 Samuel 21: 1, NIV)

The are times in life when events confound us, as the three successive years of famine confounded King David.  In our lives, we may be confounded by the rise of our rivals; or the dogged persistence of evil; or the patent unfairness of life; or a dozen other issues or situations.

At such times, we can consult our friends and confer with our mentors, guides, and sponsors.  Or, we can — as David did — seek first the face of the Lord.

The faithful disciple of Jesus has no other refuge.  Our heavenly Father is always our first resource for making sense of life.  – Luther

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