“Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies. Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings. Protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me. They are without pity. Listen to their boasting! They track me down and surround me, watching for the chance to throw me to the ground. They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart— like young lions hiding in ambush. Arise, O Lord! Stand against them, and bring them to their knees! Rescue me from the wicked with your sword! By the power of your hand, O Lord, destroy those who look to this world for their reward. But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones. May their children have plenty, leaving an inheritance for their descendants.”
Psalms 17:7-14 NLT
Continually, David prays for deliverance from his enemies. He pleads with God to demonstrate His unfailing love. He states faith in the mighty power of God to bring him victory over the wicked enemies that pursue his life. He knows that God's character cannot abide the wicked, but defends His children - the treasured ones. He ends with a statement of faith toward the righteous - plentiful provision and an inheritance for the succeeding generations.
Prayer for today: Father, in Jesus name, I come to You asking forgiveness of any sin that may stand between You and I. I come to You with absolute dependence. You are the source of my life. Protect me from all things that seek to harm me. Place a shield around me and all that You have given me. I cannot rise above the challenges of my life without Your faithful love and grace. Grant me victory over anything that opposes my walk with You. Let me live a life that sees Your bountiful provision to me and all those whom You have given me. Bless all who are Yours. May I take what You place in my hands and glorify Your Holy Name!
Rev. Curtis Norris