As we come to chapter 22 of 1 Samuel, David, the future king of Israel, is living life in a cave. Every child of God at one time or the other experiences life in a cave. It might be the cave of despondency or depression or doubt. But God uses that time in the cave to redirect our focus and priorities to those things that are most important in life. David, in his quest for fame and fortune, had drifted from the strong relationship he had with his family and with God when he was a humble shepherd boy in the pastures of Bethlehem. While at the cave in Adullam, he will recapture his joy in the Lord and will be reunited with his family.
God no doubt was the one who directed David’s life to where he wound up in the cave of Adullam. And if we find ourselves living life in a cave, it’s probably God who has brought us there. So we don’t want to waste the experience feeling sorry for ourselves, but instead, we want to use it to redirect our focus and priorities to those things that are really important in life.