“Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me, may ruin overtake them by surprise—may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin. Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation. My whole being will exclaim, ‘Who is like you, Lord? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.’” Psalm 35:7-10
I believe in missions to give a hand up to those in need. I applaud organizations that come alongside those who are without funds and don’t just give a hand out but teach about a way out and then make it doable. But sometimes we forget that God is the first line of defense. He rescues the poor and needy. He cares about those who have faced that enemy and are hurting because of it. This psalm makes it pretty clear that it is fair to pray against those who have caused the hurt, pain, and trouble that leaves us in ruin.
Because God deals on both sides of the coin. It is always with love behind it to bring us to a place of mercy and grace that leads to restoration. Because His heart is to bring healing. Healing to those who are hurt. Healing eventually to those who brought the hurt.
How will He do it?
I have no idea. He is God and everything He does is exactly right.
My job? Pray!
His job? Take care of the problem!
Lord, I want to thank You today that You know exactly how to deal with those around me. I will pray, knowing You will answer.