"Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor who seek after my life; let those be turned back and brought to confusion who plot my hurt." Psalm 35:4
IN JESUS TODAY!
David's position is, he hasn't done anything against those that are attacking him, persecuting him, and seeking his hurt, and so he prays asking God to defend him and to bring his enemies to shame. Have you ever been persecuted just because of who you are? Have you ever felt as though climbing the mountain to the top to see God's glory has a few people grabbing you at the ankles and trying hard to pull you down? Just as you are trying to do right in a world that has gone so far wrong, there are some that work to prevent God's goodness in your life! For this cause we can know that God will fight for us, God takes care of his own! Those that hinder and stand in opposition to God's work in your life are no problem for God, God laughs at them because their day is soon to come, as it is written, "The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming." Psalm 37:13 For us, these troubles are but blessings in our life because we serve a mighty king, as it is written, "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Mathew 5:11 Now this is it, while we are rejoicing at this persecution, our God's anger is kindling, as we rejoice because we are counted worthy to suffer for his name's sake, God is steadily rising up in anger and it is God that will repay, as it is written, "It is God who avenges me, and subdues the people under me." 2 Samuel 22:48
God has not forsaken you, he has not ran away and left you alone with the likes of evildoers who think it funny to persecute you, as it is written, "Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb." Psalm 37:1, 2