Fear in the Midst of Trials
This psalm of David was written when he was fleeing for his life from Saul. He was convinced that he was no longer safe in any territory under Saul’s dominion, and had fled to
, one of the five principal Philistine cities. Gath
, the Philistines believed they recognized him: Gath
And the servants of Achish said to him, “is this not David the king of the land? . . . now David took those words to heart, and was very much afraid of Achish the king of
. ~ II Sam. 21:11 Gath
David so feared for his life that he pretended to be a madman so that Achish did not believe he was indeed David, King of Israel.
Even in his iminent peril, David is certain that nothing that he is undergoing is insignificant to God. God sees every tear that falls and lists them in His book; not one is lost. The person who is surrendered to God can know that every facet of his life has meaning. Matthew Henry makes this note:Deliver me, I pray, Abba Father, from the fear of others. May I fear You alone, with the fear born of love. ~ F.B. Meyer, Daily Prayers
- God is worthy of my trust
- I praise God that He does render my soul from death. Glory to God!
- I praise God that He saves my tears – He knows each one. I praise Him that He is a merciful God who cares about the afflictions of His children.
O Lord, my Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth! My soul sings praises to the Lord for His glorious attributes. Father, I am forever grateful that, through Your Son Jesus Christ, You save my soul from death. Thank You for my gift of faith.
May I live a life faithful to You, Father. May I not fear man or my enemies, but trust You with my life as David did. May I put my trust in You alone. Will You keep my feet from falling, that I may walk before You? In Jesus’ name I pray ~ Amen