MFM Daily Devotional 24 June 2024 

TOPIC:  What To Do When Trouble Comes (I)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 48; Psalms 49; Psalms 50; 1 Corinthians 8; 1 Corinthians 9

FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 30:1-10, 18 – 19

1 Samuel 30:1-10,
30 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;

And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.

And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.

So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.

10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.

1 Samuel 30:18 – 19,
18 And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.

19 And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all.

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Samuel 30:8
So David inquired of the LORD, saying, ”Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, ”Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: Troubles of life are are not to make us bitter but better.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Every problem programmed to demote you shall be for your promotion, in the name of Jesus.

MFM Daily Devotional 24 June 2024 MESSAGE

David was a commander, well loved and respected by followers. But one day, something happened. While they were away, the Amalekites invaded their camp. They captured their wives and children, burnt down their camp and went away with all their possessions. When David and his men came back and saw the scenario, they were so devastated that they wept until they no longer had strength to weep. All of a sudden, his hitherto loving and obedient followers; having lost their wives and children, turned against him and were battle ready to stone him to death.

However, rather than reacting to the negative attitudes of his followers, David was proactive. He encouraged himself in the Lord and sought the mind of God on what to do. God told him expressly to pursue the enemies, that he would overtake them and recover all that they had stolen. And true to God’s word, that was exactly what happened.

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Beloved, when trouble comes, when the storms of life arise, when the tides turn contrary, when supposed friends suddenly become enemies, in times of illness, loss, grief, etc., what would you do?

Take a cue from David. There were not many encouragers out there. The men that were supposed to encourage him were the ones that conspired to kill him. Therefore, like David, you need to be your No. 1 fan. Cultivate the art of encouraging yourself in the Lord. Then take the matter to God in prayer and seek His mind on the way forward.

He answered David, He will surely answer you. He says in Psalm 50:15, ”Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will glorify Me.”


1. I rubbish any problem that wants to rubbish me, in the name of Jesus.

2. I pursue and overtake all my spiritual Amalekites, in the name of Jesus.
3. I recover every good thing they have stolen from me, in the name of Jesus.

4. Powers that want to turn my helpers against me, die, in the name of Jesus.

5. I reject the activities of physical and spiritual thieves, in the name of Jesus.
6. I reject every evil conspiracy against my life, in the name of Jesus.
7. I shall not be a casualty in the battlefield of life, in the name of Jesus.