Vs. 11, “In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” This psalm is referring to the same event from Psalm 34, where David had to act insane before the Philistines to escape. The fact that he wrote about this event twice shows the realization of just how grave David’s situation was.
Regarding application…Being Afraid. Question: Is it okay to be afraid of things in this life? Earlier on in this psalm, David stated when he was afraid, he trusted in God. So, certainly…I would say yes it’s okay to be afraid. This world is a pretty scary place to live in. Besides, if we were not fearful or afraid of anything…than we probably wouldn’t turn to God. I vividly remember being literally scared of death. I was a junior high student at the time…I wondered what would happen if I died. Little did I know that this fear…is part of what led me to the cross. We have a promise from God in I John 4:18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” In this journey of life…there will be times that we too will be afraid…in those times, remember God’s promises and how His promises delivers those whom He loves!