Read Psalm 55:5-8.

ABSALOM tried to flee from the forest on a mule, but his head caught in the thick boughs of a terebinth tree. Joab, the captain of David’s army, then killed Absalom in spite of David’s request that he not be harmed. Upon hearing the news of his death, David moaned, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!”  These are some of the saddest words in the Bible.

 Absalom had many talents and abilities. But he was also spoiled, impatient, and overly ambitious. These, along with his vanity and pride, led to his tragic death. His body was cast into a pit, over which a great heap of stones was piled as a sign of contempt in 2 Samuel  18:17.

What did David do when trouble came, what should we do?

  1. Make prayer a constant practice.

Verse 16, “As for me, I will call upon God; and The Lord shall save me.”

Prayer is a discipline of   time.

              “                       mind.

              “                       humility & will.

Think of it this way:  I need what God has for me.

Verse 17, We need more than once a day praying.David was a worshipper and got deliverance.We had better cultivate prayer to stand when trouble comes.


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