Sometimes, David just pulls at my heartstrings. He was experiencing an unwarranted attack from someone that he cared about. Someone who – when they were in pain – he fasted and prayed and grieved.
How devastating to discover that a relationship isn’t mutual. That you don’t mean to someone what they meant to you. That they would dismiss your pain. Mock your misery. Actually rejoice in your struggling.
Yet, this is where David finds himself. Perhaps you’ve been there?
Here is what David knew:
- The Lord saw the betrayal and mistreatment (vs 22.)
- The Lord would fight those who fought him – both offensively and defensively (vs 1-3.)
Aren’t you glad that you have a God who fights for you?
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
“You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
It is wisdom – not weakness – to let the Lord fight for you.