David fled from the home of the priests in Nob with Saul in hot pursuit. He made his way to Gath, the home of his enemies, where he was instantly recognized. David’s fame was celebrated everywhere in story and song. He had slain thousands of Philistines (1 Samuel 21:11), a reputation established at the expense of Philistines. Here was an opportunity to take revenge. But, David lost his nerve. In terror, he pretended to be mad . . . , so he fled to Judah. Close by was a hill filled with caves, and into one of those holes he crept-alone.
As he experienced the solitude of that cave, David began to reflect on God’s tender, faithful love. “When I am afraid, I will trust in You,” he wrote (Psalm 56:3). “You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle” (v.8).
Perhaps you’re “in a cave” today. You too can say, “In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid”.