How many are my foes!

Psalm 3, “Oh Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.”

David lived a life of drama. I dare to say, if he were here in the modern-day, he would have a reality TV show. Talk about a roller coaster of good behavior – bad behavior, David was all over the place; and yet, God delivered him, time-after-time.

I don’t know what you are facing in your life but it probably does not compare to David. At the time he wrote Psalm 3, tens of thousands of enemies were after him. He was in hot water. But there is something he knew you and I must get. He knew God was his shield, a shield around him.  He knew God had what was in front of him, and God had his back – now that’s protective power.

Are there people in your life who doubt God’s ability to get you out of your mess? There were people in David’s life too. And even with all he had done, from adultery to murder, David knew God would not forsake him.  The Lord would come to his aid and deliver a repentant soul. The Lord was his shield, his protection, his miracle. There is nothing that will ever happen to you that God can’t turn to ultimate good through His miraculous work.  The key? Faith in God’s ability to deliver you.

I have a friend who has had one hardship after another: divorce, business failure, illness. But through it all, his response to me has been, “I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me. I can’t wait to see how He turns this around.”

Isn’t that what David is saying? There is a confidence in God; no matter what God is in charge. Even when the outcome is not the one you might have chosen, there must be a belief that God’s plan is better. In the end, the victory is His and He will take the thing the enemy meant for evil and turn it for your good.

Leave your problems in His hands. Know for those who love God, for those who seek Him, there is always a plan; always a solution; always a better way.


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