We all need it but sometimes find it easier to give to others than to ourselves.
But we have a wonderful example in David.
He could not have been in more dire circumstances.
His men were threatening to kill him because of their deep grief over the loss of their wives and children.
It did not matter that David was also in the same situation, experiencing the same loss.
Is it not true that our grief, our sorrow, our heartbreak can blind us to the needs of others?
David, the psalmist, the one anointed by God to be king, but not valued by his family.
This man who would later fail God in a big way but also repent without reservation.
In this most dire of circumstances, encouraged himself in the Lord.
I wonder if he had already written the 23rd Psalm or was this the circumstances out of which the psalm was birth?
I do not know.
What I do know is that he encouraged himself in his God.
I pray that we will all do the same.
And receive the encouragement He gives through others.