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Not so much a snippet as a massive great chunk today.

I was listening to a sermon last night that, among other things, talked about not striving and trying to do things in our own strength, but trusting God to bring about the apparently-impossible.

What a great example this is of that. I can’t get my head around the idea of God sending an evil spirit, but whether he sent it or allowed it, the outcome is the same: Saul becomes tormented, his servants suggest a harpist (which seems fairly random), he tells them to find him one, and one of them just happens to be aware of David – a kid of no consequence who spends most of his time in the fields outside Bethlehem.

And so, David gets brought into the courts of the king and presumably gets a chance to learn some of the ins and outs of running a kingdom long before God places the job into his hands. Amazing.

God is much better at directing our paths than we are. Our task is simply to follow in obedience.