“I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
David is mostly known for his great courage and determination. He is called “Israel’s mighty warrior”, for truly, he was valiant. David distinguished himself as a warrior against many of Israel’s powerful enemies – the Philistines, the Moabites, the Ammonites, the Edomites, the Syrians, the Amalekites, etc.
But David had a greater enemy within himself; he mentions his fiercest adversary as “all my fears”! Many a time, David’s heart was overwhelmed by fear. In fact, in Psalm 31:13, David wrote that “fear was on every side”. However, David overpowered all his fears. How? By seeking the Lord in prayer and by pleading to the Lord to deliver him from all his fears. David testified that when he sought the Lord in prayer, the Lord heard him and delivered him from all his fears.
Dear children, you also must overcome your fears first, before you can have victory over many difficulties and challenges that you will have in your life. Like David, learn to pray when your heart is afraid. The more you trust the Lord in prayer, the greater courage and strength you will find to win your battles. The Lord is our Deliverer from all our fears!