As I read through this Psalm this morning, I am envisioning these enemies David is talking about as my internal enemy that schemes against me. All those negative thoughts and past hurts that had deceived me into thinking they had laid claim on my brain and that was brokenness that I would always carry with me.
I see how God has led me to this place where I am learning how to recognize that enemy and pray against it. I envision God shooting His arrows at my enemies. And the biggest realization I have had through this is….I am not the enemy. I am the one God is protecting. ❤️
I pray this Psalm helps us all “come alive” today and fight against the enemy in our minds knowing that we have God shooting His arrows at them.
1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
from the throng of evildoers,
3 who whet their tongues like swords,
who aim bitter words like arrows,
4 shooting from ambush at the blameless,
shooting at him suddenly and without fear.
5 They hold fast to their evil purpose;
they talk of laying snares secretly,
thinking, “Who can see them?”
6 They search out injustice,
saying, “We have accomplished a diligent search.”
For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep.
7 But God shoots his arrow at them;
they are wounded suddenly.
8 They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them;
all who see them will wag their heads.
9 Then all mankind fears;
they tell what God has brought about
and ponder what he has done.
10 Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him!
Let all the upright in heart exult!