A Sanctuary From Fear

June 1st, 2012

RG AUDIO 060112Psalm 54:1-7

David was a wanted man. King Saul had his face plastered in every Israelite post office. David was hiding in a desert area south of Hebron known as “the Desert of Ziph” (1 Sam. 23:15). Some of the people who lived in that area saw their opportunity to score some points with King Saul. “Is not David hiding among us?” they said (23:19). They even volunteered to apprehend David. It would not be, however, because “God did not give David into his hands” (23:14).

David’s fate was not for Saul to decide, it wasn’t even in the oily hands of the sons of Ziph. David was in God’s hands. It was God who sustained his life.

Too often we are tempted to look at our enemies, whether they can stand on two feet or they inhabit our hearts, our minds, or our circumstances. Like David, we need to cry out to the Lord and abide in the stronghold of faith. In that place, fear rolls away like an ocean wave from a granite shore. “For he has delivered me from all my troubles (Ps. 54:7a).

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