Responding to Crisis with Faith (1 Samuel 30:1-8)

Sometimes one traumatic event is enough to cause a breakdown. Sometimes post-traumatic stress disorder may be the result of the cumulative effect of a number of episodes. The situation of David and his men in 1 Samuel 30 is enough by itself to be a crisis. But add the cumulative effect of years of stress, and you have the makings of a meltdown. We examine the different responses to crisis in this text, including how David demonstrates a faithful response that neither ignores the crisis nor despairs during it.