Psalm 143: Be Like David

A psalm of David.

1 Hear my prayer, O Lord;
listen to my plea!
Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.
2 Don’t put your servant on trial,
for no one is innocent before you.
3 My enemy has chased me.
He has knocked me to the ground
and forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave.
4 I am losing all hope;
I am paralyzed with fear.
5 I remember the days of old.
I ponder all your great works
and think about what you have done.
6 I lift my hands to you in prayer.
I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. 
7 Come quickly, Lord, and answer me,
for my depression deepens.
Don’t turn away from me,
or I will die.
8 Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,
for I am trusting you.
Show me where to walk,
for I give myself to you.
9 Rescue me from my enemies, Lord;
I run to you to hide me.
10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God.
May your gracious Spirit lead me forward
on a firm footing.
11 For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life.
Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress.
12 In your unfailing love, silence all my enemies
and destroy all my foes,
for I am your servant.

To think this Scripture isn’t relevant today is to miss the real meaning. Maybe you don’t have an enemy chasing you down trying to kill you.

But you do.

Satan wants to kill, steal and destroy you on every level. (John 10:10)

And he is chasing you down with discouragement, debt, stress, anxiety, difficult relationships, trying circumstances and slow drivers in the left lane on the interstate.

But God uses all things for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28).

Be like David. Don’t keep all of your struggles bottled up inside where they will rot and spread bitterness throughout your soul. Give them to The Lord. His unfailing love will silence and destroy your enemies.

 

 

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