Psalm 18:42 “I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets.”
[David knew this is your doing, Lord Jesus, for you are his shield and strength].
18:43-45 [David could say in his situation] “You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations; people I did not know are subject to me. As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me. They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.”
At the moment I am facing an unpleasant situation with a nasty neighbor. He thinks he’s my enemy but it’s really Satan who is my enemy. In this situation, like David, I will choose to walk in the fear of the Lord: “depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” The hope of this man coming around in reason is very small, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try.
My prayer is from Psalm 86:16,17 “Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant… Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.” And I know He will answer somehow, someway. And I am waiting.
[Your power, Lord Jesus, always triumphs in the end. Praise be to you, O Triune God, for you are faithful to protect, provide and lead us through our daily battles.
Help us to keep on your armor and use well the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, so that Satan may be defeated and you be honored today.]