Keeping Focus

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Today's reading: 2 Samuel 16:1-14

Have you ever noticed how when we're down and out there always seem to be a few people who will quickly assume the worst about you and then gladly add to your misery? That's exactly what we see with Shimei--accusing David of being a "man of blood" with regard to the family of Saul (a falsehood), and piling on the verbal insults and even physical ones as he throws rocks and dust at David.

But David handles himself well. He doesn't respond in a like manner, nor does he allow Shimei's actions to add to his distress or become a distraction. He's gone through plenty of lows in his life and has learned and grown from those experiences. So rather than being reactive, David gives the entire situation over to God and continues to push forward through this painful situation.

What helps you put aside distractions and keep your eyes on God when you're going through a difficult time? Is there a particular Scripture (verse, passage, Book) that God has used to comfort you when you're in a low time? Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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