The Christian Public Servant – “a mind to recover”


October 20, 2017 – Friday


1 Samuel 30:6 [NIV] 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.


It is easy to get distressed in your workplace and even in your ministries – especially when you are following the Lord. Satan uses people to mock, to criticize, to attack. For whatever reasons, others are so bitter in spirit that they, too, want to harm you. This happens in my workplace here on Life Row. Does it happen in your workplace?

Scripture reminds us that David had bad days. Yet David had a mind to recover, but only because he was following the Lord. And so, he encouraged himself in the Lord, and the Lord strengthened him.

The distress you find at work, does it make you lose focus on the Lord? If it does, remember others are watching. Your confusion influences them in a bad way.

Today at work, show others you have a mind to recover from all stress and attacks. Refocus on God. Let Him lead in front, be at your side, and have your back. Take your strength from Him. Keep others stable in showing your faith.

Yes, if you are having a bad day like David, have a mind to recover to the Lord. His strength is your strength!


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. No matter what comes my way today, remind me that I can have a mind to recover if I choose to trust You. In Your Son’s name, I pray. Amen.

Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Death Row (Life Row!)
Holman Correctional Facility
Alabama Department of Corrections
Atmore, Alabama USA

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