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"What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee." (Psalm 56:3)
David penned the words of the 56th Psalm. He writes of a time when he is in real trouble!
He has run away from his beloved homeland, because King Saul has put an arrest warrant out for him. Actually, Saul has put a 'Shoot-on-Sight' order on David.
David has done nothing wrong. King Saul believes that David is after his job as king of Israel. But he wasn't disloyal to his king.
So, David has fled to the city of Gath, where he is captured by the Philistines.
1) The Philistines hate David, because David has led many successful military campaigns against them.
2) Gath is the hometown of Goliath, the giant that David slew with a sling and a stone! So you know they love him, there!
3) David has no one to help him out of this situation. His family, and his friends, don't even know where he is, or that he is in jail at Gath. And Saul wouldn't care if they killed David.
You talk about a tight spot! David is in real trouble!
I imagine that there have been times when you, also, were in a tight spot. And, there will be more times, too, when you feel alone, and have no idea who to call on for help!
David knew what to do. "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee."
David knew that he could always depend upon God, no matter what. Certainly David thought that his goose was cooked!
1) He was in the hands of his enemy.
2) He was hunted by his countrymen.
3) No one new where he was.
4) If David was not afraid, he wasn't human!
God delivered David out of this tight spot! Wow! Is there anything too hard for God to do?
When we are afraid, let us put our trust in God, too!
From my heart to your heart.

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