SOMEONE DOESN’T LIKE ME!
(Psa 38:19) But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; And those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied.
We all want people to like us but sometimes it just doesn’t work that way. Do you have any enemies? Doesn’t sound very spiritual to think of having enemies does it? But an enemy is defined as “one that is antagonistic to another, something harmful or hostile.” And an enemy doesn’t have to be a person. It can be a problem you are facing that is working against you and trying to defeat you. It can also be an internal negative emotion such as doubt, worry, fear, or depression. David said that his enemies were strong, vigorous, and hateful. There are times when you feel like all of Lucifer’s demons have been unleashed against you. But David cried out to the Lord for help and held out for the hope he had in the Lord (Psa 38:15). God delivered him over and over again. He died victorious, a true man of war who let the Lord fight his battles for him.
Is something strong coming against you? Is there an enemy working contrary to you? Then cry out to the Lord like David:
(Psa 25:2) O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.
Then your testimony will be like his:
(Psa 18:17-21) He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support. 19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me. 20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.
You might have an enemy but remember you have a Friend that sticks closer than a brother who is fighting for you! (Pro 18:24; John 15:15; Exo 14:14)