This is an oft repeated phrase in the bible, so I know it is God's will. David came home one day to discover that war had come to his house and taken everything. His own followers wanted to kill him because they had lost everything too. Did David lose hope and die? No, for the Lord was his shepherd. He strengthened himself in the Lord and with only 200 men he chased down the marauding army and defeated them. Not only did he get back his wives and possession, he gained much spoil. He turned absolute defeat, into absolute victory and sent gifts to his friends, who helped him become King at the appointed time.