You may live in a state with rainy seasons or wintry blizzards, but Texas and tornadoes are synonymous. Yes, the state is known for its annual tornado seasons. I have watched the powerful funnel snap and throw trees as if they were fresh green beans being snapped and thrown into a basket. The tornado lifted homes and demolished them like children’s building blocks falling down.
No, I am not a storm chaser. I traveled on a two-lane road that connected a rural town to the highway leading to Dallas. Once I entered the city of Alvarado with its flat desert-like terrain, the tornado’s funnel danced a passionate tango with strength and vengeance. The state troopers directed all drivers to perform a synchronized U-turn to retreat to safety.
The Winds of Strife–Saul Seeks to Kill David
The Situation: “So David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. And David was in the Wilderness of Ziph in a forest.” (1 Samuel 23:15)
God’s Divine Intervention: Then Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David in the woods and strengthened his hand in God. And he said to him, Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Even my father Saul knows that.” (1 Samuel 23:16-17).
God’s Covenant Promise: So the two of them made a covenant before the Lord. And David stayed in the woods, and Jonathan went to his own house. (1 Samuel 23:18).
The Divine Outcome: Saul stated: “And now I know indeed that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.” (1 Samuel 24:20).
Neither Satan nor any individual can prevent our powerful Heavenly Father from shutting down the winds of strife. Prayer opens the door to receiving supernatural help and blessings from our Divine Intercessor–Jesus Christ. Becoming a treasure-seeker in the Word of God, living by its precepts, and diligently praying is the only way to withstand the winds of strife.
Bible Study: 1 Samuel 23-24
Prayer: Lord, we thank You for being our Savior and Heavenly Intercessor. We desperately need Your help to withstand the daily winds of strife, which attack us in many ways. We love You. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayer that we ask in Your Holy name. Amen.