Psalm 35

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation. All my bones shall say,
Lord, who is like You, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, Yes, the poor and
the needy from him who plunders.

Psalm 35:9-10, NKJV

Who has never felt that they were on the short end of the stick; were treated unfairly; didn’t have a chance to tell their side of the story? David prayed that the Lord would vindicate him. However, just a few verses later he cried out to God and said, "Lord, who is like You, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him." He realized that God is just; He upholds the cause of the poor as well as the cause of the righteous.

Few things cause us to feel unset than being treated in a way we feel is unfair. There is a tendency; a natural knee-jerk reaction to lash out at anyone who treats us in an unjust fashion. We would like to “get even,” “pay back,” or “let them have a piece of our mind.” Not so with David’s approach. He willfully CHOSE to leave his situation in the hands of His God! Many times God allows us to be ridiculed by those around us to test us. Do we really believe that God will uphold our cause? Pray today that God will give you patience with the person(s) around you who have treated you unfairly. I believe that David’s confidence was in the God who promised that one day all scores would be reconciled and all vengeance would be squared away under the Ultimate Fair Judge of The Divine.

Action Steps
1. Who is most on your mind as “an offender” in your life? (identify specifically)
2. Can you forgive them as Christ forgave you? (What is the worst offense you’ve brought against God’s holiness?)
3. Will you choose this day to pray blessing onto those who have hurt you?
4. Meditate on the lyrics of the song: “Shout To The Lord” by HIllsong.
  • My comfort, my shelter
  • Tower of refuge and strength
  • Let every breath, all that I am
  • Never cease to worship You…

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