“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Yes, the Lord is for me; He will help me. I will look in triumph at those who hate me.”
David was a mighty man of battle. Many victories had been won by his leadership. In fact it has often been said that Israel has never had such a great king in all of it’s history. Such was David’s great fame and respect that even Jesus was often named the ‘Son of David’. It is clear that David’s life was a monumental period of time in Israel’s history. Yet why did David receive so much praise?
Quite simply, because his trust was never in himself, never in his great army and never in his wealth. It was always in God. Even when faced with foes that outnumbered his own, he stood defiant because he knew that God was with him. Even when faced with hate and fear, he could triumphantly because he knew that God was fighting with him.
His confidence was not in what he could do, but in what God could do. He knew that man’s ability to harm him was limited compared to God’s ability to save him. Time and time again, he drew on the strength of God to face his enemies and trusted Him with his life.
We too can take that same confidence into our own lives if we learn to put our full trust in Jesus. We can look at our problems triumphantly. We can face fear and anxiety with a winning attitude because God is with us. When we have full confidence in who we are in Christ, life’s problems seem less of a mountain to climb. Let us join in with David and rejoice our Saviour is with US!