I am so glad that I don't feel like I have enemies like that of David, aren't you? He knew who the enemies were, Saul, Saul's followers, the kings of other countries. Who are your enemies? I don't classify any certain person as an enemy, whether or not I like the person. Yes, there are people I don't care for. I am uncomfortable around certain people. I am intimidated by others. I don't have a logical reason why. I don't know if it is because I feel inferior in some way, whether it be beauty, wisdom or talent. Sometimes I get a vibe from people that makes me feel a certain way and I want to get away from them. I think it's a fault of mine. I'll admit I am not always the friendliest person in the room.
The one person I don't want to be intimidated by is God. I want to be what these verses say in Psalm 17:7-9
7 Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
from my mortal enemies who surround me.
David wants God to protect him and love him. That's what I want. I want to close my eyes and let God take over. He has done so with so much of my life these past few weeks. He has kept me relatively calm, kept my son safe through his minor surgery and we have just loved being with each other. I thank you, Lord!
So, as I strive to be the apple of God's eye, I pray that we all can battle whatever enemies we have. Come rain or shine, you can hide out under his wings.