If the old proverb is correct, “The darkest hour is just before the dawn,” then we might also say, “The toughest trial is just after victory.” David found this to be true. Following his battle with Goliath, in the backwash of that great victory, David stepped into an arena which was almost more than he could take. Knowing it was coming, God graciously provided him with a close, understanding friend. His name was Jonathan.
Take a look at what followed on the heels of David’s victory—and see how much it reflects our experience today.