Friday, October 16, 2020

Psalm 3:6-8 NIV 2011

I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessings be on your people.

David looked to the Lord and prayed during his time of distress. Fleeing from Absalom, David turned to God alone. Solomon, David’s son, used some of David’s words from the Psalms during his prayerful dedication of the Temple. 2 Chronicles 6:41, “Now arise, Lord God…”  Whatever David was facing, he consistently asked the Lord to deliver him from his enemies. Wild animals were no match for the Lord nor were David’s enemies. His confidence was always steadfast. He was a good model for God’s people. David persevered in leading God’s people. The Lord delivers those who call upon His name.

This is a great Psalm when I detect the enemy nipping at my heels. Satan does not want me to rest in the Lord but rather fret and lament. I recall a kinder gentler time when chaos did not reign and civility was the norm. The slightest word said today seems to offend. I’ve believed most were playing on the same team, God’s. I am afraid that’s not the case today. Getting back to the basics is where He’s leading me. He will deliver me whenever I call upon His name.

How will God deliver us today?

Daily seeking His direction,


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