Psalm 27:1-2 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. ~ David had confidence that when the enemy or men rose up against him, no matter their motive or intention, he trusted that God was for him and that God would deliver him. David was not moved by what men did. His confidence was not in his own ability, his circumstance, or what was going on around him. His confidence was in God and David knew the end result; victory and deliverance.
No matter what we experience or what rises up against us, we can have confidence that God is with us, that he is for us, and that he is our justification and our help. He will cause ALL things to work for our good. He will use all things to bring us into perfection, if we will trust him. When our circumstances are good, we feel good and are filled with joy and strength. But any time a challenge or attack comes from an enemy, we have to protect ourselves and not allow it to cause us to draw back and respond out of fear and insecurities. We need to live out of a place of consistency, trusting God no matter what goes on around us. We need to let our moderation be seen by all men.
In vs 13 David said he would have fainted if it weren’t for the fact that he trusted God. Fainted means to lack courage and spirit. It means to lack strength and vigor producing a sensation of oppression (oppressive atmosphere), to become weak. When we don’t have confidence and absolute trust that God is with us to do us good, when we come under attack it will result in a physical manifestation of feeling weak and oppressed. But when we have absolute trust in God, we can look at these situations with confidence knowing that ‘none of these things move me!’ We can run with the same life, joy, and strength as we do in the times of blessing and rest. Let’s make a decision to trust God in every situation and run in the strength and life he’s made available to us.