God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
He is my Defence
Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his forces were closing in on David and his men to capture them, a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land. Then Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines.
1 Samuel 23:26-28
The Lord had made Saul the King of Israel and given him the responsibility to care for and lead his people. However his heart was not towards his own people but towards selfish gain, and his planning and plotting was to chase after David and kill him.
David was running to get away from Saul, but the men were closing in on him. At that time, Saul got a message to say that the Philistines were raiding the land, so he withdrew his chase and went to meet the Philistines
In Exodus, when the Egyptian army drew close, the pillar of cloud moved to the rear side of the Israelites to be their protection. Similarly in the case of David, the Lord made Saul withdraw in the nick of time.
Today we may be going through a struggle or a challenge, and we may wonder whether it is all over. God is by your side today and says to you that He is your defence and that He will make the enemy withdraw like He did for David
I thank You for the assurance that I have in You. Though I may go through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me. Amen.
God bless you.
Theo and Manju