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Despair vs. Resolve

The Despair of Sudden _______________
1Sa 30:4 So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. 1Sa 30:5 David’s two wives had been captured—Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel. 1Sa 30:6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

The Despair of Causing _______________

1Sa 22:22 Then David said to Abiathar: “That day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your father’s whole family. 1Sa 22:23 Stay with me; don’t be afraid; the man who is seeking your life is seeking mine also. You will be safe with me.”

The Despair of Being _______________ at God

2Sa 6:8 Then David was angry because the LORD'S wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah. 2Sa 6:9 David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, “How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?” 2Sa 6:10 He was not willing to take the ark of the LORD to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

The Despair of Overwhelming _______________

2Sa 19:1 Joab was told, “The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.” 2Sa 19:2 And for the whole army the victory that day was turned into mourning, because on that day the troops heard it said, “The king is grieving for his son.” 2Sa 19:3 The men stole into the city that day as men steal in who are ashamed when they flee from battle. 2Sa 19:4 The king covered his face and cried aloud, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!”