DEALING WITH ENEMY ATTACK
David wrote Psalm 35 as his enemies were attacking him, and he was crying out to God for deliverance. He prayed in Psalm 35:1-3, "O Lord, oppose those who oppose me. Fight those who fight against me. Put on your armor, and take up your shield. Prepare for battle, and come to my aid. Lift up your spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Let me hear you say, 'I will give you victory!'" We noticed that David was asking God to fight for him. We need to remember that God is always on our side. He is for us and not against us. He does not only protect us, but He fights for us. David even showed kindness to his enemies, but they kept on attacking him. David wrote, "Malicious witnesses testify against me. They accuse me of crimes I know nothing about. They repay me evil for good. I am sick with despair. Yet when they were ill, I grieved for them. I denied myself by fasting for them, but my prayers returned unanswered. I was sad, as though they were my friends or family, as if I were grieving for my own mother. But they are glad now that I am in trouble; they gleefully join together against me. I am attacked by people I don't even know; they slander me constantly. They mock me and call me names; they snarl at me (Psalm 35:11-16)."
When we are in situations where we are being attacked, we need to remind ourselves that God is always there to protect us and give us victory over our enemies. God can change hearts and minds and can work the situations to our own advantage. When we have situations like this at our workplace, school, or even at home, we need to cry out to God to help us. Let us not allow the situation to lead us to despair and depression, but let us look up to God, who can give us victory. In the end, God's truth will prevail. All we have to do is to keep on praying to God, for He fights for us. We may not see it, but God is always working behind the scenes.
Let us put our confidence in our Lord and fix our eyes on Him. Do not lose heart, but be encouraged that God will give us victory over our enemies. We have to keep praying for our enemies that their hearts will change towards us and pray for reconciliation.
Ask yourself these questions for application: (Think through carefully and meditate on the questions while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you). What must I do when my enemies are attacking me? Why is it important to pray and trust God in my situations? Who can give me victory over my enemies?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you that you are always for me. Thank you that you fight for me against my enemies. I pray that you will save and protect me from their lies and destructive plans. I pray for those who attack me that you will change their hearts and minds for reconciliation. In your name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.