Psalm 17; Psalm 35; Psalm 54; Psalm 63 The Deadly D’s
Have you ever felt like you are “on the run” from the deadly d’s; that is, dismay, discouragement, disappointment? David is “on the run,” from his father-in-law, King Saul. We can relate when facing challenges in our own families when we disagree (yes, another deadly d) or when we lose patience with our loved ones over misunderstandings. That is where David is at the moment. He seeks peace, but King Saul is on the march to find and destroy him. What would you do? David prayed; Lord consider my cause; listen to the prayer I sincerely offer. Our vindication comes from sincere prayer as we seek the peace of God in trying circumstances.
When facing these challenges, we must scrutinize our inner motives because our hearts can deceive us. David has done that and notes: I have not followed the footsteps of violent men. On the contrary, I have carefully obeyed God’s commands. He cries out to God for His protection from those callous men being led astray from the enemy of their souls.
Can you relate to David’s situation? First, call upon God for His righteous shield to surround you and protect you. Then claim this verse: Heb 4:13 “And no creature is hidden from God, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.” And you will find peace.