Bible Reading Psalm 25
This passage of scripture has really encouraged me lately. The whole chapter has helped me but I want to focus on verses 15-22 where David prays to God and asks for help with his enemies. Do you have enemies today? I’m not talking about a person you have a quarrel with but some internal struggles and enemies, after all Ephesians 6:12 tells us exactly what type of enemy we face. Let’s take a look here at what David prays for and what enemies he needs help with. You might be surprised to find out many of us struggle with these enemies also.
#1 the enemy of danger (vs 15) the enemy had set up a trap for David, but David trusted God to protect him. John 10:10 tells us the enemy has come not to just trip us up but to destroy us, totally abolish us. We need help from the enemy of danger.
#2 the enemy of loneliness (vs 16) the Christian life can be a lonely life at times. David for example had been betrayed by 3 sons and a friend, not to mention what Saul had put him through. Hebrews 13:5 reminds us that we don’t have to be lonely, that God is here to help us with the enemy of loneliness.
#3 the enemy of a broken heart (vs 17) God can heal a broken heart, but we’ve often heard it said we have to give him all the pieces.
#4 the enemy of regrets (vs 18) this is a big one for us isn’t it? Verse 7 tells us that David was dealing with some regrets. Regret will rob us of joy and peace among other things. Scripture tells us that Satan is the accuser, and would love to remind us of our past sins and mistakes, but scripture reminds us that we are forgiven, and the enemy of regrets is no match for our Savior!
#5 the enemy of fear (19-20) another big enemy we all face. Fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, fear of inadequacy and we could keep going. If you’re struggling with the enemy of fear I encourage you to read Isaiah 41:10-13. God can help you defeat and conquer your enemy today whether we listed it or not. He is all powerful and He loves you.