Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fear Not!

         

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 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears (Psalms 34:4)

           Have you ever been so full of fear that you cannot think straight? Have you made poor choices only to find yourself in a worse situation.  David did. Being persecuted and sought after like an animal, King Saul wanted to kill David. So, he went to the land of Gath to hide himself, which belonged to the Philistines. The Philistines were enemies of Israel and when they saw Israel's champion fleeing to their territory, they wanted to kill him. Talk about jumping from the pan to the fire--David situation was unique. 
         King Achish, who lived at Gath saw him and was persuaded by his officers to kill him. Scriptures says that David was afraid but he was one to think quick on his feet. He pretended to be crazy.(I Samuel 21:11-13) He was not concerned about what people would think of him. His life was on the line. His actions helped save his life and get a quick deliverance from the hands of King Achish. Psalms 34 was written after David's deliverance and he credited God with his rescue. (PS 34:4)
           Perhaps you made a bad decision in a business deal. Maybe you left your spouse thinking that it was better on the other side. Many who may be reading this may be out of God's will and gotten yourself into enemy territory. I got good news---God is merciful. He can get you out of any self-inflicted problem and get you the deliverance you need. Just like David was delivered out of the fear of King Achish, so he can deliver you. 
               Take some time to do some self examination in your life. If you are out of God's will, come back. God is merciful. Get yourself out of enemy territory and get back on track with God. He is a God of a second chance. God bless. 



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