Journal Entry by John Rice
S – Psalm 56:3-4, 9-10 (TPT)
But in the day that I'm afraid, I lay all my fears before you and trust in you with all my heart. What harm could a man bring to me! With God on my side, I will not be afraid of what comes. The roaring praising of God fills my heart and I will always triumph as I trust His Promises.
The very moment I call to you for a Father's help, the tide of battle turns and my enemies flee. This one thing I know God is on my side! I trust in the Lord and I praise Him! I trust in the word of God and I praise Him!
O – Observation
Fear is a natural emotion and David is fearful when captured by the Philistines, he deals with his fear by laying it before the Lord and declaring with God on my side I will not be afraid and I will always triumph by trusting His promises. With the Father's help, the enemy must flee for in God I trust and praise Him.
A – Application
We are very human, just like David, and in the pressure's of life we need to draw from God's word and declare, "I lay all my fears before you" and trust in you with all my heart. Is God the Father figure in your life, the one you can embrace and receive love and affection? David had a relationship with God that he called for a Father's help, the tide of the battle turned, the enemy flees. Our response is to Praise Him, and trust in His word.
P – Prayer
Our loving Heavenly Father, I thank you that your Word is settled in Heaven and you show us how to overcome the fears the enemy puts before us. May we rise up with Faith and Confidence to declare "with God on my side I will not be afraid, I will always triumph as I trust your promises" we give you all the praise and Glory, Amen.