1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; 2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught 3 at the voice of the enemy, at the stares of the wicked; for they bring down suffering upon me and revile me in their anger.
Psalm 55:1-3 If ever there was a psalm that sounded like an urgent plea or cry, this is surely one. There is a sense of “if you don’t help me, I can’t be helped” in this psalm. The part of the scripture that caught my attention is “my thoughts trouble me and I am distraught at the voice of the enemy.” We’ve all been there haven’t we? That place in our lives where we cry out to God begging for an answer, begging for deliverance because of the taunting voice of the enemy that tells us “Things won’t get better” “You’ll never succeed” “You’re too this…and not enough that”. The voice of the enemy and the stares of the wicked as we go through sometimes seem unbearable.
However, just as that voice taunts us to cry out, we can’t stop looking up! God is the author and finisher of our faith, we have to begin to replace those words of taunting with words of triumph. Now is the time to take control of what seeps into your consciousness by using God’s word as your main arsenal. “I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken nor His seed begging bread.” “Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.” “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” “When the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord raises up a standard against him.”
What’s in your arsenal? What’s in your war bag? Don’t just stand there and yield to the voice of the enemy. Don’t just take his taunting voice in defeat. Fight back! Use the mighty weapon at your disposal! The Word of God shall stand forever!
Stay in God’s Word and guard it in your heart so that the taunting voice will seem inaudible as the triumphant voice of the Lord thunders in your spirit.
c/Candie A. Price