And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. ~1 Samuel 16:23
I did not grow up with much exposure to fixing things around the house. After I got married, I quickly started to adapt to being a handy man for routine projects. Other more involved projects that required more expertise required that I hire a handy man to help me with this. A handy man is someone who is helpful with repairs and replacements. We think of someone like this being able to fix anything. Our passage this morning speaks to our hearts about being a spiritual handy man in the lives of others. Let us see how David was a handy man to Saul. Let us see the importance of being an encouragement to others who are in need.
We see a crisis.
“But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.” Saul was in a bad place in his life. He was a troubled king due to a series of bad and disobedient decisions he had made. God’s presence was not evident in his life. His joy was gone. He had sleepless nights. He thought about his situation so much that he was overwhelmed with anxiety and negative thoughts. He was in a crisis that affected his whole well-b