PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 35
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Vindicate me in your righteousness; do not let them gloat over me.” (Psalm 35:27)
Have you ever been betrayed by a friend or bullied by your peers?
David feels like garbage, rejected by people he trusted and had been good to.
This psalm is his prayer for vindication, for God to rise up over rejection.
If you cannot relate to what David is saying, try to imagine it.
All over the world people feel this rejection… even those near you.
I know of a same-sex attracted boy who took his life because of his families response.
Sin has really messed up our world, and daily the victims pile up all around.
‘Do something God, do not be silent, rise to their defence!’
Jesus stepped into this mess, He too was betrayed by those who He loved.
But Satan did not crush His spirit, He overcame him with goodness and love.
Jesus is our vindication, He will lift us up from rejection and oppression.
Without God and Jesus, there is no assurance of things being made right.
God is bigger than rejection; Jesus is bigger than oppression; love triumphs over hate!
Let the bullied be hopeful, and the bullies be humbled: God will set things right!
Lord, strengthen the bullied with hope and courage. Silence the bullies, make them face the ugliness of their behaviour so that can come to their senses and stop!