LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, Psalm 7:1
David was being pursued by men trying to capture and kill him. He called out to God to protect him from his enemies who were after him.
People are chased by enemies all the time. Some of these enemies are physical ones, out to do harm, as was in the case with David. Most are not physical enemies, but spiritual enemies that try to rob the soul of the abundant life God wanted each person to have.
These enemies come in the form of hunger, debt, greed, jealousy, suffering, pain, sickness, pride, and the list goes on forever. These are things that attempt to pull a person away from God. Most of these bring on a spirit of fear and will cripple a person in his walk with God.
As people are chased by these things, often they look to the world to protect them. Many live in fear because of these enemies. They seek a new leader in the government, government programs, doing good things, going to church, going to friends, and other ways.
There is nothing saying that some of these things are not good, but they are not the real protection a person needs. None of these will provide true rest and protection for very long.
As you are going through life, there will be enemies that pursue you. Do not live in fear of your enemies. Do not be like the world and go to the world’s ways for protection. Those ways are only temporary and will fall.
David took up his place of peace and safety in God. He trusted God and God alone to protect and save him from all his enemies.
Turn to God and take up your refuge in Him. Seek God on a daily basis, even hourly or every minute, for your protection. Cry out to God for His mercy to protect you.
God is there for you, not against you. He is the One who is in control of the entire universe. He made everything, so He can also protect you and give you the peace and rest you need from all of your enemies.
I pray today that you will find rest in God alone; that God will remove fear of any enemy in your life; that you God will strengthen you to not be overcome by any enemy; and that you will be His witness in this world.