There was a time when David ran for his life from murderous Saul. At that time, he fled to Philistia to find refuge with the king of Gath (1 Samuel 21:10–15). When he arrived in Gath, the Philistine king’s servants were suspicious. They believed that
The temptation to anxiety is something that plagues us all at various points and to varying degrees. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, with its effects on our jobs, savings, lives, and loved ones, we are tempted now, perhaps more than ever, to worry.
When he prayed in Gethsemane, Jesus’ victory was effectively secured. The work of redemption was soon to be finished. As Calvin notes, “But now, when the trembling is allayed, and the fear is subdued … [Jesus] may again present a voluntary sacrifice to the Father.”
When my daughters were younger, sometimes they would feel fearful. Oftentimes it would occur at bedtime, or the fears would arise in the middle of the night. As they grew older and faced different challenges, they at times would continue to wrestle with feelings of