“Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might. Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me—people without regard for God.”Psalm 54:1-3
David literally had people trying to kill him.
Thankfully, most of us don’t.
But that doesn’t mean we aren’t being attacked. Maybe we have an enemy called cancer or heart disease that is literally trying to take our lives. Maybe fear, worry, or anxiety have crept in like thieves to steal our joy and peace. Perhaps our financial situation has gotten so bad that each time the phone rings we wonder who will be on the other end of the line to threaten.
As we look at David’s life, we realize that some of his difficulties happened because of choices he made. After his affair with Bathsheba and his decision to have Uriah killed, the Lord said the sword would never depart from his household. David opened the door for things to happen in his life by his choices.
But let’s be honest. Some of the attacks in our lives may have come because of choices that we also have made ourselves. As we look back, our own choices may have opened the door for some physical, mental, or financial situations.
So, what can we do then? How do we face the attacks even if some of them have come because of decisions we have made ourselves?
We can do what David did. Cry out to God. These couple of verses are his prayer. He is calling on God for salvation from his enemies.
We can too.
Lord, enemies come in the form of sickness, fear, emotional, or financial worries. Forgive me for wrong choices I have made. I am crying out to You to deliver me from my enemies. Thank You for hearing my prayer. Help me to trust You with every part of my life.