A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.
1 O Lord, I have so many enemies;
so many are against me.
2 So many are saying,
“God will never rescue him!” Interlude
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;
you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.
4 I cried out to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy mountain. Interlude
5 I lay down and slept,
yet I woke up in safety,
for the Lord was watching over me.
6 I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies
who surround me on every side.
7 Arise, O Lord!
Rescue me, my God!
Slap all my enemies in the face!
Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
8 Victory comes from you, O Lord.
May you bless your people.
Lord, unlike David, I like to pretend my enemies don’t exist. I am reminded today that there is an enemy of my soul, his name is Satan. His goal – to steal from me, kill me and destroy me. He will use whatever means necessary, even the people closest to me, to wound me and make me feel isolated.
I know there are many naysayers out there who think I am a fool for believing You have my back. I am sure that when I cry out to you, you hear me. Not only do you hear me Lord, you answer me.
When I lay down to sleep at night, worry does not plague me. I know that no matter the situation you are watching over me, keeping me and those I love safe. I can rest in that!
When I call out to you – Arise, Oh Lord, Rescue me, my God! You are near to me, giving me direction and peace. Those who doubt You are left in awe – almost like being slapped in the face. With that slap you wake them up to see who You really are.
I thank you, Lord that my every victory in this life comes from You. That you are a God who blesses His people and that includes me. I am blessed for knowing you, Lord. Amen and Amen
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