Cave of Adullam

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Cave of Adullam by Mind Map: Cave of Adullam

1. How

1.1. Lowest moment

1.2. No security

1.3. No one to talk to

1.4. No promise to cling to

1.5. No hope

1.5.1. Anything would change

2. Psalm 142

2.1. Psalm 142:1 I cry out to the Lord; I plead for the Lord's mercy

2.2. Psalm 142:2 up or out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles

2.3. Psalm 142:3 when I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me.

2.4. Psalm 142:4 I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.

2.5. Psalm 142:5 then I pray to you, O Lord. I say, "you are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.

2.6. Psalm 142:6 Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.

2.7. Psalm 142:7 Bring me out of prison so I can thank you. The godly will crowd around me, for you are good to me.

3. The challenge

3.1. In the cave

3.1.1. Don't want others around

3.1.2. Can't stand people

3.2. When God brings us to nothing

3.2.1. To reroute

3.2.2. Not to an end

3.2.3. The enemy tells us

3.2.3.1. "You're done, you've always been a loser and a failure. Just and it!"

3.2.4. But God says

3.2.4.1. "It doesn't matter why you're here, I have a plan. It is time to start again!"

3.3. Look who came

3.3.1. Family

3.3.1.1. First Samuel 22:1 so David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his brothers and all his other relatives joined him there.

3.3.1.1.1. Father

3.3.1.1.2. Even Eliab

3.3.2. Misfits

3.3.2.1. First Samuel 22:2 not only that, but all who were down on their luck came around-losers and vagrants and misfits of all sorts. David became their leader

3.3.2.2. Distressed

3.3.2.2.1. מָצוֹק‎ māṣôq distress, suffering, stress, hardship

3.3.2.3. In debt

3.3.2.4. Discontented

3.3.2.4.1. מַר‎ (mǎr): adj. bitter, i.e., pertaining to having an astringent, pungent, disagreeable taste in the mouth anguished, despairing, bitter, poisonous, i.e., pertaining to a deadly substance when applied through a weapon causes death, bitter of soul, mental distress fierce, violent, formally, pertaining to a person that can harm another.

4. David's mighty men

4.1. This motley crew would become David's greatest warriors

4.2. His cabinet when he took office

5. The change

5.1. Why does it come

5.1.1. David had enough

5.1.2. Admits his need

5.1.3. Honest crying for help

5.1.4. Humble enough to learn

6. Our emotional cave

6.1. We all have it

6.1.1. Distress

6.1.2. Sorrow

6.1.3. Depression

6.1.4. Adversaries

6.1.5. Whispering of others

6.2. Don't need critics

6.2.1. Need encouragement

6.2.2. A place to heal

6.2.3. With people that are

6.2.3.1. Willing

6.2.3.2. Caring

6.2.3.3. Available

6.2.3.4. Confident

6.2.3.5. Comrades at arms

6.3. Can't find those?

6.3.1. "My strength… My mighty rock… My fortress… My stronghold… My high tower!

6.3.2. Until God is all you have, you will never know he is all you need.

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