“Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack. My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
I have never experienced the same kind of attack that David did. He had been seized in Gath by the Philistines. He experienced the fear of being pursued with a fervency that brought no relief.
We may not have Philistines in hot pursuit of us, but we do battle the fear of relentless attacks at times. It could be on a battlefield. It could be with a raging illness. Sometimes it is a family emergency, or a crisis, even a natural disaster.
We battle fears. We know our enemy, the devil, can and does attack.
Our response can be the same as David’s. “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.”
There is no safer place. There is no better hiding place. There is nothing that offers greater peace.
Lord, I am, and will be, forever grateful that though there are enemies that attack, I find safety in You.