SUMMARY: God’s role
OVERVIEW: A psalm of sorrow and fatigue where the psalmist seeks God’s help against his enemies.
BIG IDEA: Bring it all to God and let God administer justice.
KEY VERSE: Psalm 109:26–27
Help me, O Lord my God! Save me because of your unfailing love. Let them see that this is your doing, that you yourself have done it, Lord.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I hear your cry. I see your enemies. I feel your pain. Nothing is new to me. Nothing is catching me by surprise. I want you to bring your pain to me. Give me your anger and frustration. Turn your evil intentions over to me. Do not seek to repay evil with evil. There is another way—a better way—but it starts by submitting to me.
I am a God of justice. I will turn evil to good and curses to blessings. I will not let the guilty go unpunished. But I don’t want you to become linked with the guilty. They have made poor choices but you can make healthy ones. Focus on trusting me. Bring me praise, even when it is difficult and the words are hard to find. Bring me your whole self and let me guard your heart so that it remains soft. I want you to grow stronger when your enemy seeks to destroy you.
Put your anger and frustration in God’s hands. Every time you feel angry or upset by what someone has done, let that be a trigger for you to pray. Ask God to help you make healthy choices, and ask God’s blessing on the one who has hurt you.