1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
-David’s prayer here is very wise; he asks to be preserved from the fear of the enemy. There is coming a day when the Lord will put away all evil and every enemy will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Until that day comes, we do have to abide the continued threat that our enemies represent. Thankfully, even in the very presence of those who would do us harm, the Lord can provide us with a peace that will quiet our fears of the world, the devil, and anything else that is opposed to us. In Psalm 23:5, David expresses that the Lord “preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies”. Psalm 127:2 states “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” Our first instinct is to get caught up in worry, but a genuine dependence on the Lord will mean that we can still eat in peace and rest in peace even when the enemy’s attacks are imminent.