O Lord, how my adversaries have increased!
Many are rising up against me. Psalm 3:1
How many are rising up against you? Have you ever felt that there was an army surrounding you with one mission: your destruction? David did. In fact, he didn’t just feel it; it actually happened. Was it his fault? Yeah, ultimately, it was the consequence of his sins with Bathsheba and against Uriah, as well as his complacency when his daughter Tamar was raped and ruined by his son. Those are heavy-duty sins in our eyes, but there is no difference to God between those sins and our little “embellishments” here and there or reading that trashy romance. David, however, looked at his sin and confessed it before God and repented. Not only that, but he forgave himself and moved past it, in his life and in his incomparable relationship with the Lord. That’s right, ladies: he moved on! Because of his ability to do that, he was able to pray this prayer of trust in God when he was at a staggeringly low point.
But You, O Lord, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
I was crying to the Lord with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain. Psalm 3:3-4
If you haven’t yet felt a rising up against you, you probably will. Psalm 3 can sustain you and give you the hope you need until the Lord gives you rest in the midst of the battle and lifts up your head to see your victory that is in Him. So those gossipers’ tongues, let them wag on, but don’t be afraid to drag their dark lies into the light of Truth. That wayward child, pray until he or she wanders back. Don’t hesitate to get before that Throne repeatedly, boldly and loudly for our Father is a loving Father who cares more for that child than you can imagine. That uncaring husband, love him to the Lord, and count each rejection or snide remark as fertilizer for that wonderful time that is coming when he turns to the Lord. If they are all happening at the same time, you just get your trusted prayer partners set to battle with you in prayer that you will see His Glory through your circumstances because His Glory is your glory. That’s the Awesome, Loving, and Immutable God that we serve! He hasn’t changed one whit since David’s time and He’s not going to change EVER. Read that Psalm, memorize it and live on in the promise of your salvation. Amen!
About the Writer:
Cindy loves being an RN, wife, mom, and CiCi (that’s a grandmother but I’m way too young and hot for normal terminology) to one sweet little 5 year old girl. She loves the Lord with all her heart and wants to serve Him with gladness til her dying breath. Cindy plans on starting seminary very soon. She can hardly wait for Wednesday and Sunday to roll around so she can sing with the choir and experience just a sliver of the joy we’ll have when we all get to Heaven!