If you’re a leader, you know (or soon will know) that leadership is rewarding but also difficult. Too often people see leaders as solely responsible for both successes and failures (whether fairly or unfairly).

To lead well through the inevitable challenges, we have to know how to strengthen ourselves. But how? How does a leader strengthen himself or herself when it feels like everything is against them?

In 1 Samuel 30:1–10, David gives us a great example of how to strengthen ourselves in challenging circumstances.