“Day after day more men joined David until he had a great army, like the army of God.” 12:22
Powerful, talented and strong men come out of the woodwork to fight alongside David. Expert archers, hundreds of troops, men that were as fierce as lions and as swift as deer. God has a purpose for David’s kingship, and so he unfolds what he needs as he needs it. This is really the anthem of David’s life! Recently, a friend of mine pointed out how fun and interesting it is that David was unexpectedly gifted Goliath’s sword when he needed a confidence boost the most (1 Samuel 21).
The Lord knows what we need, you guys! Don’t forget this. It’s east to panic and look at your situation, finding it impossible to imagine getting what you need.
The Lord paves wide, smooth roads for us to walk down when he’s leading us somewhere. That doesn’t mean it won’t be hard (it’s still battle that David is preparing for, after all), but you won’t be alone. God is with us. You will have what you need.