David wrote Psalm 11 to express the temptation to flee because the wicked sought to destroy him. His enemies had the upper hand and said to him, "Flee like a bird to your mountain." However, David held fast to his faith and trusted the LORD. David then acknowledged that the LORD was on His throne in Heaven, watching over His children. The LORD hates wickedness, and He will bring judgment on the wicked, "He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds (Psalm 11:6). However, the righteous will see His face for the LORD loves justice (Psalm 11:7).
It could have been easy for David to flee and give in to the demands of his enemies, but he did not give in because the LORD is his protector. Similarly, we can go through difficult situations where it is easy for us to flee and give in to the temptations of Satan, but we need to remind ourselves that God is our refuge and protector. We must remind ourselves that no matter what is going on in our lives, God is still sitting on His throne, watching over us. The LORD may allow us to go through suffering in the hands of our enemies to teach and build our character, but our enemies can never destroy us because our life is in the hands of our LORD. God knows our sufferings and what our enemies are doing to us, but let us take courage that the LORD will avenge us in His timing.
David encountered many enemies but always found refuge through his faith in God. In our society today, many people, including those in authority, try to intimidate us to not follow and obey God's principles from our Bible, but we should not give up, for the LORD is our refuge. He would deal with the wicked in His time, for God sits on His throne.
Ask yourself these questions for application: (Think through carefully and meditate on the questions while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you). Who is my refuge? Why should I not give in to the temptation to give in to the demands of my enemies? What would God do to the wicked in the end?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, regardless of what is happening around me, you are still sitting on your throne, watching over me. You are still in control and will judge the wicked in your timing. Please help me never to forget that you are in control and my life is in your hands. Thank you for being my refuge. In your name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.