“To you, O Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy. What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down the pit?” – Psalms 30:8-9 (NIV)
King David was a man who was always aware that he was up against forces that wished him bad. Early in life he had met a nemesis no greater than King Saul who bring afraid of him often tried to kill him (1 Sam 19). In power David was often engaged in enemy battles against those fighting his kingdom, like the Philistines (2 Samuel 8). In later years his own son Absalom revolted against him (2 Samuel 15).
In all these wars David was often quick to remind God that if victory didn’t come then his enemies would gloat over his downfall. “Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you, will ever be put in shame” (Psalm 25:2-3, NIV).
Just like David we too believers have dark forces ever arraigned against us. We find them at work, in the market place, in our neighbourhoods, sometimes even among relatives or and general acquaintance in life. For some reason they wish us bad. They would delight in our failure. But let us be like David who constantly pleaded to God no to allow his enemies a moment to gloat over his down fall. “I will exalt you, O Lord, for you lifted me out of depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me” (Psalm 30:1, NIV).
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that you bring me victory that your name is glorified.