‘For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer’ ~ Psalm 109:4
David was going through a rough patch. He was surrounded by false accusations, words of hatred, and curses. Those whom he trusted had let him down. They repaid him evil for good, and hatred for friendship. They spoke evil of him and attacked him with malicious intent. David was falsely accused in order to bring him down. It seemed as though he was set up.
We can identify with David. There have been times when we’ve been so kind and generous in helping others. We have gone the extra mile; we’ve gone out of our way to help someone in need. Sometimes we’ve done much sacrifice for the betterment of our own family members, our close friends or even our close business partners. We have trusted friends and shared personal issues and secrets. But after a while we’ve discovered that they have been cheating and deceiving us. It’s painful to the heart when such things happen, especially when friends turn their backs on us. It’s as though they pulled the carpet from under our feet.
The normal reaction is to take revenge. Tit for tat. To settle scores. But the Bible tells us in Romans 12:19 – Do not take revenge….but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. David believed that in due time, those who accused him falsely would be paid back in full for their wickedness. He trusted God to do the needful. Instead of scheming how to get back at them, he gave himself to prayer; He sought God’s presence which comforted and strengthened him.
Let’s look to God at such times and entrust all matters to Him knowing that God will settle the scores. Let’s give ourselves to prayer seeking God’s presence that truly comforts and strengthens us.
“Dear Jesus, I thank You for being there when I’ve been let down. I trust that You will see me through such times. Lord, I look to You and seek You for You are the strength of my life. Amen”
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy
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