{Summer} Psalm – 3

Because of today’s psalm, I could utter “I have many enemies” and direct it into a prayer for my God. We serve an incredible God! Our God is real, all powerful, and soo loving toward His children (those who chose to trust and follow Jesus Christ as their Savior).

God cares about us and wants to help us, as we bring these needs to Him.

I don’t know what you are going through, but God has a message in this psalm for you.

Lord, I have so many enemies! So many people are rising up against me! (vv. 1, NIrV)

This verse has stayed in my thoughts today. Many of us are facing a battle, but God wants to meet us here. This Bible teaching furthers this point, and is soul stirring.

Other Truths

Lord, you are like a shield that keeps me safe. You bring me honor. You help me win the battle. I call out to the LordHe answers me. . .  because the Lord takes care of me (3-5).

Lord, rise up! My God, save me!. . . Lord, you are the one who saves (7a, 8a).

1. God is our place of safety, because He takes care of us! Knowing God cares for us – is the greatest thing we could learn. God will fight for His children!

2. We can expect God to hear our prayers and answer us. God wants to hear and answer our prayers. One thing to remember: Sin hinders our prayers and relationship with God, which is why we need a Savior {Jesus Christ}. Without Jesus Christ as our Advocate and Savior, our prayers are most definitely hindered.

Our God is loving, but honest about His expectations concerning our relationship. God wants an authentic two-sided relationship with the people He has created! Sin has no place in our lives, as it is the destroyer of our relationship with God.

Jesus Christ came to save us from sin and restore our relationship with our heavenly Father. We need Jesus as our Savior, in order to pursue this two-sided relationship which comes with answered prayers.

When you pray, confess your sins and turn from them – and rejoice over our Savior who is to be worshipped!

If I entertain evil in my heart, the Lord will not hear me (Psalm 66:18; VOICE).

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9, NIV).

3. How are we entering our secret place to confess, pray, and share our struggles?

Feature image by Dillon Shook.