Ask For Confirmation

“One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors. David asked the Lord, ‘Should I go and attack them?’ ‘Yes, go and save Keilah,’ the Lord told him. But David’s men said, ‘We’re afraid even here in Judah. We certainly don’t want to go to Keilah to fight the whole Philistine army!’ So David asked the Lord again, and again the Lord replied, ‘Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines.’ So David and his men went to Keilah. They slaughtered the Philistines and took all their livestock and rescued the people of Keilah.” ~ 1 Samuel 23:1-5

Even though David just heard from God to go attack the Philistines and save Keilah, David’s men were afraid. They were terrified that them being few in number, would allow the whole Philistine army to obliterate them in battle. So what did David do? He asked God a second time. God didn’t get upset. He didn’t say, “Didn’t I just tell you what to do? What’s wrong with you?” No, He told them to go, and then added more, verse 4, “So David asked the Lord again, and again the Lord replied, ‘Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines.’”

David’s men couldn’t see how they would be able to defeat such a large army being so small. They had to stories of Joshua and Caleb and the Nephilim, they had the stories of Exodus, they had the stories of Samson, but still fear was able to penetrate their heart. Fear was able to poison them with doubt, so God in His love and compassion reassured them that they wouldn’t be fighting alone. Instead, God would fight through them. God would defeat the Philistines for them.

How amazing is that? God would fight through them, so they had no reason to fear. God doesn’t change, so if He fought for them, He’ll fight for you. He’ll fight through you. When fear comes in with his lies and twisted self-image, ask God for confirmation, and He will remind you exactly who He is.

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