Podcast · Praying the Psalms Project

Praying the Psalms Project Psalm 3

Psalm 3

A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.

O Lord, I have so many enemies;
    so many are against me.
So many are saying,
    “God will never rescue him!” Interlude

But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;
    you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.
I cried out to the Lord,
    and he answered me from his holy mountain. Interlude

I lay down and slept,
    yet I woke up in safety,
    for the Lord was watching over me.
I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies
    who surround me on every side.

Arise, O Lord!
    Rescue me, my God!
Slap all my enemies in the face!
    Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
Victory comes from you, O Lord.
    May you bless your people.

Psalm 3 Mt Sinai

Lord, unlike David, I like to pretend my enemies don’t exist.  I am reminded today  that there is an enemy of my soul, his name is Satan.  His goal – to steal from me, kill me and destroy me.  He will use whatever means necessary, even the people closest to me, to wound me and make me feel isolated.  

I know there are many naysayers out there who think I am a fool for believing You have my back. I am sure  that when I cry out to you, you hear me.  Not only do you hear me Lord, you answer me. 

When I lay down to sleep at night, worry does not plague me.  I know that no matter the situation you are watching over me, keeping me and those I love safe. I can rest in that!

When I call out to you – Arise, Oh Lord, Rescue me, my God!  You are near to me, giving me direction and peace.  Those who doubt You are left in awe – almost like being slapped in the face. With that slap you wake them up to see who You really are. 

I thank you, Lord that my every victory in this life comes from You. That you are a God who blesses His people and that includes me.  I am blessed for knowing you, Lord.   Amen and Amen 

Listen here  Praying Psalm 3

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Photo:  Saint Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai, Egypt, 9 January 2013 (from Egyptian Museum’s Facebook wall)

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