Although David was being confronted by a significant enemy, the strength of his enemy did not stop him from having confidence in his God for the final solution. Today it is so easy to get sidetracked to believe how powerful the enemy seems to be. We see conflicts all around the world and there does not seem to be a solution to the world’s situation. Without God, there is no solution and because of this, it is so important for us to keep our focus on our Saviour Jesus Christ. We must never forget that Jesus defeated Satan and his power on the cross and that he has no power over us, only what we give him. In Verses 10-12, David describes his enemy for he records: “They have closed their fat hearts, with their mouth they speak proudly, they have surrounded us in our steps. They have set their eyes, crouching down to the earth, like a lion that is eager to tear his prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places “. These verses are very descriptive of his enemy, David’s enemy was real and believed that they would be successful in defeating David. They were so confident that they boasted about their ability which would give them victory. It is very obvious that if David did not have great confidence in his God he would have been most miserable. While it is important to have a true assessment of our situation we should never fear about what is happening on the earth. The Bible is very clear about who the victor is and we can have confidence in him. It does not matter the false information that the media gives it does not change the fact that God is in control and the victor in all situations. I am reminded of the story in 2 Kings 6: 8-23 where the King of Syria sent his army and surrounded Dothan to capture Elisha. When Elisha’s servant arose in the morning he saw the great army surrounding the city, he thought that he would be captured with Elisha. In Verse 17 we read that Elisha prayed “And Elisha prayed, and said,’ Lord I pray, open the eyes of the young man, and behold the mountains were full of Horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha”. With his natural eyes, the servant saw defeat, but when his spiritual eyes were opened he saw that he was surrounded by God’s protection. In the day in which we live, we must be very careful about what our eyes are seeing. These times are a great opportunity to see the greatness of God. Peter warns in 1 Peter 5:8 That the Devil roams about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”. We must be very careful in these days to be careful about what we listen to and watch we watch because it is so important that our eyes are seeing and we are hearing what the Lord is doing in this season. While the world may be in a mess and getting worse, the Lord is building His church, I take such comfort in seeing the lives being changed and dry bones coming to life again. We should never forget the influence Satan has on people in the world but also we should never forget that we are living in victory every day with Jesus.

                            

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  1. We have a choice always which side we are on. We have to make a decision daily to let go and let God in control.

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