OVERVIEW: Enemies come and go but the Lord brings deliverance.
BIG IDEA: God is good.
KEY VERSE: Psalm 129:4
But the Lord is good; he has cut me free from the ropes of the ungodly.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I have seen what others have done to you and I have heard their wicked words. They have beaten you down emotionally and physically, but you are never out. When your face was in the ground, I was there with you. You don’t feel or experience anything on your own. I also feel the sting of their words and the pain from their bruises. But they can only go so far. I will limit their attack and I will strengthen you to respond.
Let me dispense the judgment while you offer love and forgiveness. Be honest with them. Don’t minimize what was done to you, but choose to love them and pray for them. I will use this in your life. Nothing gets wasted. Your pain today will produce hope and healing for others in the future. It won’t be easy to keep that perspective, but trust me. Keep looking to me and allow me to strengthen your heart and mind and body.
Pray for victory against your enemies. And pray for your enemies, that they will choose to follow God.
“Freeing Javert” from Les Misérables