When we see people doing evil just so they can harm us, we usually have some instinctive reactions, e.g. we pay evil with evil, we attack the person, we run away, we give up, we cry, we lose our strength. It’s even acceptable to act in self-defense; after all, we shouldn’t be anyone’s punching bag. But David’s most powerful weapon was prayer.
David faced enemies from his youth until the day he died. From Goliath to King Saul, and even his own son Absalom, he knew what it meant to be a target of the deeds of evildoers. Even so, he always escaped unscathed—but not without help from above.
Many people quit praying when a situation gets worse. They say, “This is not working. God doesn’t hear me.” And so, they abandon their faith. But David said, “For my prayers will still be against the deeds of evildoers.”
As long as you are in the battle, you have a chance of clinching a victory. But as soon as you quit, then defeat is certain.
Is your spouse doing what is evil? Is there a lover wanting to take your husband away? Haven’t you yet met the person you’ve been anxiously waiting for to start a relationship? Are there people stabbing you in the back on social media?
Don’t give up your faith and objectives. Don’t turn your back on your God. Don’t give up on yourself.
This is the third part of a seven-day meditation on Psalm 141. If you wish to do it from the start, then start here. Here’s how to join in:
Let’s do this challenge together. Do exactly as instructed. Have faith that your request will be answered.
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