1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
-David’s prayer is very wise here; 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. (Revelation 20) Until that day comes, we must suffer 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 opposes us. In the 23rd Psalm, 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 means that we can still eat in peace and sleep in peace even when the enemy’s attacks are imminent.