King David was a man of prayer. He was always seeking God for wisdom and protection.
Psalm 54, David prays for deliverance from King Saul.
David’s focus is not so much on the situation he is in, but to whom has the power to overcome the situation. He understood who God is.
Psalm 54:1-3 outlines the problem. David prays to God.
“Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.”
Psalm 54:4-6 explains that David knew God to be his helper, protection, his Lord, and deliverer. He put his total confidence in God.
“Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. 5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth. 6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.”
When our enemies come against us, do we go to God as David did? Do we have total confidence that God will take care of us?
God is bigger than our enemies. He wants us to rest in Him. Will we?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001