“Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.” Psalm 59:1 (KJV)
Oh that I had a heart like that of David. David often; as we read in the Psalms; would go to God when he found himself in peril. I try too often to deliver myself, and that is usually to my own peril until I plead for God’s help, God’s deliverance.
Here are Spurgeon’s words on this verse,
“Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God.” They were all round the house with the warrant of authority, and a force equal to the carrying of it out. He was to be taken dead or alive, well or ill, and carried to the slaughter. No prowess could avail him to break the cordon of armed men, neither could any eloquence stay the hand of his bloody persecutor. He was taken like a bird in a net, and no friend was near to set him free. Unlike the famous starling, he did not cry, “I can’t get out,” but his faith uttered quite another note. Unbelief would have suggested that prayer was a waste of breath, but not so thought the good man, for he makes it his sole resort. He cries for deliverance and leaves ways and means with his God. “Defend me from them that rise up against me.” Saul was a king, and therefore sat in high places, and used all his authority to crush David; the persecuted one therefore beseeches the Lord to set him on high also, only in another sense. He asks to be lifted up, as into a lofty tower, beyond the reach of his adversary. Note how he sets the title “My God,” over against the word “mine enemies.” This is the right method of effectually catching and quenching the fiery darts of the enemy upon the shield of faith. God is our God, and therefore deliverance and defence are ours.
from THE TREASURY OF DAVID
Do you find yourself in a world of hurt, pain, despair, doubt, fear, anguish? Your only help that will give you peace, and comfort is found in the One who made you from the dust of the earth. He may not end the trouble or trial; but He will give you peace through it.