Think about David’s statement.

He was in a cave when he uttered these words. Saul who was king at the time and his men were chasing him to kill him. What had he done that would so have enraged the king that he personally and his men would give their full attention to the annihilation of one man!

 The Philistines were terrorizing, taunting Saul and his people by having Goliath call out to them to come and fight him. No one would. David, a shepherd boy, not a well respected job title to hold in the society, went to visit his brothers at the front and on seeing the “problem,” asked…”David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” Now the Israelites had been saying, “Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes in Israel.”- {1 Samuel 17:25-27}.

 David was concerned with God being offended through this man, Goliath,”…Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” David with his sling and a stone took out the man who had put such fear into Saul and his army. Victory! The women sang heir songs about Saul and David. ”It happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy and with musical instruments. The women sang as they played, and said, “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.” Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?” Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on.” {1 Samuel 18:6-30- read the passage}. Saul gave David his daughter who loved David. David played music for the king, fought for the king, married to the kings’s daughter. Best friend’s with Saul’s son Jonathan. David was loyal to Saul. But Saul was loyal to himself and was suspicious of David and wanted him dead! David has done nothing to deserve such malice.

David was on the run and now was in a cave, and in the cave he would cry out to the LORD, “No one Cares for my soul.” Think of the people you know. There are people who die in their sin, in their millions, and would they say of us “No One Cared For My Soul.” What a huge Indictment! No one shared with me. No one provided the resources so others could come and care for my soul. “NO ONE CARES FOR MY SOUL.”

 David on the run and cry’s out from the heart, “No One Cares For My Soul.” In the hard place though others had forsaken him and he felt no one cared for his soul, The God whose honor he defended against Goliath, was for him and with him and HE CARED FOR DAVID’S SOUL!

 To be alone, isolated, like many older people, can feel forgotten, forsaken, desiring some companionship, conversation, and love- and day after day to go without is so sad, neglectful and grievous to the heart of God. The apostle Paul knew this, “…all have forsaken me.” In his time of need, he too knew the pang of being forsaken, abandoned and the pain of it. “But God…” He who made us knows how to minister to us. For Elijah, exhausted in a cave from running away because of fear from the threats of a woman after seeing God do a great work, now found himself alone,”But God…” gets to him and gives him truth for the lie he had embraced. He has angels wake him after he slept and feed him in order to strengthen him to get him …out of the cave! Please know how special you are to God. His Son He sent and gladly extracted the penalty of sin from His Substitution Offering on your behalf! HE CARES FOR YOU.

 David in the cave, would learn prayer and faith and to trust in the character of God, as LORD, MERCIFUL,REFUGE, PORTION, DELIVERER…in the hard and difficult place as God was developing a man of faith. Your alone-ness is painful, but speak the truth to yourself, God cares for me, God is My Refuge, my Security, God is my Portion- He is my Satisfaction. God loves you, God cares for you. You are Not Alone. He is closer than your breath, His Word is living, and He is the God of “all hope… all comfort… all grace” { Rom 15;13;2 Cor 1:3-4;1 Peter 5:10}. For a season maybe you find yourself in this difficult place, “But God…” is King and He will meet you with Himself and use you to be of great help to others. Who would have thought all those centuries ago, David’s words would still be relevant to the soul’s of people, both young and old today. Humanly at that moment in time, David felt “no one cares for my soul,” “But God…” cares.

 There is something else to think of, that in Hell tonight are people who could say, “No One Cared For My Soul.” People who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the world or across the street, may see no need for anyone to care for their souls, “But God…” cares, now, that all His people would care! People need the LORD.

Throughout the world tonight, people take no interest in their souls.

It would be a good prayer request to ask the LORD to be among those who DO CARE for the Souls of people…..”NO ONE CARES FOR MY SOUL,”- What a rallying call and MOTIVATION for the Gospel of Christ to be spread…. David would learn God cared for him. He cared for his soul. God uses people – “LORD send me anywhere only go with me, ….” David Livingston