PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 54
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” (Psalm 54:4)
The background to this Psalm is 1 Samuel 26.
David is on the run, and his own neighbours are telling Saul where he is.
At one point, David has a chance to kill Saul, but he refuses.
He chooses to trust God to make him king, rather than commit regicide.
“The Lord rewards us for doing what is right and being faithful.” (1 Samuel 26:23).
As Jesus followers, we have God’s promise to be loved, blessed and used by God.
But like Jesus, and David, we often experience resistance, hardship and rejection.
The Enemy uses people – even those close to us – to hinder, hurt and defeat us.
We may be tempted to fight back, teach them a lesson, or force our way on them.
But this is not God’s way, this is not the way of Jesus, Whom we follow.
God is our help, He will sustain us and enable us to overcome the Enemy.
We must strive to be like Jesus – loving, gracious, merciful – even to our enemies.
Where am I facing challenges in my life in Christ, where is the enemy hindering me?
Can I find a way to overcome evil with good, and can I trust God to defend me?
Lord, when facing hardship trusting You is easier to blog about than it is to do. Help me to see that THIS is where the rubber of faith hits the road. Help me to trust You especially when the Enemy comes on strong.