David the exiled leader of God’s afflicted people

David wasn’t merely trusting God on his own; despite being exiled, he was still acting as God’s chosen King, leading God’s people and calling on them to trust God with him.   1Sam. 22:1    David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there.  2[…]