It would be a hopeless feeling to face the world, its attitudes and its hatred for those that seek God–alone. But the great news is that we do not have to. David, while being chased by King Saul sought God for relief and protection. He was not afraid to ask God to fight for him.
A warrior in his own right, David was not afraid to battle. He killed Goliath, as a dowry for his first wife, he killed 200 Philistine soldiers in battle. He led a troop of men that literally put Israel on the map. He knew strategy, he knew leadership and he had no fear–God was with him.
Still, he also knew to enlist God’s power and might to win the battle he faced. God anointed him, God came between him and King Saul. So, David did the wise thing–he asked God to make the difference. He asked God to lay the traps, fight the fight and win the day.
We need to trust God as fully as David did. We need to seek him for direction, hope, protection and victory. He has placed us on this path, so we must now trust him to bring us to victory. He will do it. If we will allow him to be God, walk in the path he sets before us; then he will gladly take up the charge and deliver us the victory!!
Merry Christmas and God Bless You
O Lord, oppose those who oppose me.
Fight those who fight against me.
2 Put on your armor, and take up your shield.
Prepare for battle, and come to my aid.
3 Lift up your spear and javelin
against those who pursue me.
Let me hear you say,
“I will give you victory!”
4 Bring shame and disgrace on those trying to kill me;
turn them back and humiliate those who want to harm me.
5 Blow them away like chaff in the wind—
a wind sent by the angel of the Lord.
6 Make their path dark and slippery,
with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
7 I did them no wrong, but they laid a trap for me.
I did them no wrong, but they dug a pit to catch me.
8 So let sudden ruin come upon them!
Let them be caught in the trap they set for me!
Let them be destroyed in the pit they dug for me.
9 Then I will rejoice in the Lord.
I will be glad because he rescues me.
10 With every bone in my body I will praise him:
“Lord, who can compare with you?
Who else rescues the helpless from the strong?
Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?”