Psalm 59

Psalm 59:1-17


OVERVIEWDespite being pursued by his enemies for unfair reasons, David calls on God for help. He recognizes God is the one who can provide all he needs, including dealing with his enemies.

BIG IDEAGod protects and provides shelter from the storms of life.

KEY VERSEPsalm 59:1
Rescue me from my enemies, O God. Protect me from those who have come to destroy me.

I know what’s happening. I see the evil your enemies are doing in your life and to those you care about. I am aware of their actions, and I even know their future schemes. I also see you and want you to continue to bring your anger and frustration to me. I know you are innocent and being treated unfairly. Don’t think you are alone, for you are never alone. I will not allow them to go further than what I’ve declared. I want your enemies to turn to me. I want them to repent of their sin and call on me for help. But in the end they will be judged.

Do not focus on their arrogance and pride. Pay no attention to it. Instead pray for them and pray for those you love, that they would have peace. That’s what I want for you. I want to be your refuge where you can rest while I deal with your enemies. Sing praises to me, for I am trustworthy. Look to me for protection.

When you’re tempted to say something negative about someone or reply angrily on social media, stop and pray. Remember God is your fortress. Let him deal with those who are offensive. 

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