Psalm 54:7: “For He has delivered me out of all trouble; / And my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies.”

November 27th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional

According to the title, David wrote this psalm when the Ziphites told Saul that David was hiding among them and that they would hand him over to Saul (1 Sam. 23:19–20). In response, David cried out to the Lord for help. Notice the certainty with which David wrote of his rescue at the end of the psalm, even though he hadn’t yet seen the defeat of his enemies. David had so often experienced God supplying him a door of rescue and he so firmly believed God’s promises that He would protect His children that, for David, the idea of God rescuing him was a very real reality. So by faith, he anticipated God’s deliverance with confidence. We know from historical records that God did deliver David from the Ziphites.

Just like David, we can also rest in the confidence that God will deliver us and that He will surely keep His promises to us. He promises in the New Testament that He will always make a way of escape for us (1 Cor. 10:13), but we must take it. I read about a man on a diet who prayed, “Lord, if you don’t want me to go get donuts this morning, then let there not be any parking spots in front of the donut shop.” But he had to give in to the donuts because, sure enough, after his 20th time around the block, there was a parking spot right in front of the door. If we don’t take the exit the first time we see it, we are probably not going to take it at all. God wants us to be obedient, taking the way of escape He provides for us today.

“LORD, give us the strength and desire to follow You in paths of righteousness this day in Jesus name.”