The more I think about this verse the more I wonder what are the enemies I need God to deliver me from? The Psalmist was running for his life, hiding in caves, and literally escaping from people that wanted to kill him. And even in the midst of that terror he took the time to sit down and realize that he had blessings in his life–and one of those is the protection of God.
So how can I apply this to me/us? Who are our enemies?
Our time is not our own. This is a common enough phrase. But if it is not ours, whose is it? Work, chores at home, sleep, volunteer work, tv, social media, children? We make a lot of those choices of how we spend our time. Is it possible that some of these very things are our enemies if they take us away from the protection and love of God? Away from time with Him?
Really, our time is God’s. We live in a world of HIS making. We live in a world of His planning and time. We don’t know just how much time we have. We must use that time as wisely as we can to love and serve God and others. So that in the end all of our time is with God, and what a glorious thing that will be.