Weak, Shaken, Rescued

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

David felt “weak.” In fact, his whole being was “shaken with terror.” He had been groaning so intensely that he’d become weary. His pillow was dampened with tears which drenched his bed every night. His eyes were “swollen from grief,” and he felt like they were growing “old because of all my enemies” (vs. 1-7 HCSB).

As David struggled, he turned to God, and God gave him a breakthrough of relief and peace: “The LORD has heard the sound of my weeping. The LORD has heard my plea for help; the LORD accepts my prayer” (vs. 8-9 HCSB).

Faced with obstacles and problems, even the opposition of strong enemies, David had felt afflicted. But now God had brought him victory. He could say, “Depart from me, all evildoers.” He could know that “all my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror; they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced” (vs. 8-10 HCSB).

Through this psalm, we see how David dealt with fear. There were times when he was gripped with uncertainty and worry. He became weary and didn’t know what to do. He struggled and faced very difficult problems. In all of these circumstances, he learned to turn to God. He was honest and told God his deepest feelings. He prayed and prayed, and cried out for God’s help.

This kind of deep, soul-searching prayer brought relief. David found that his fears were gone. He felt peace and was reassured about the presence of God. He knew that God had solved his problems and brought him victory.

Today, remember that God is with you. As you face uncertainties or worries, call on Him. Let Him take away your fears.