Daily Archives: January 4, 2017

Enemies Will Increase

I remember Psalm 3 being a real source of encouragement to me in the beginning of this amazing journey with the Lord. The sense of his sheer sovereignty began to firm up under me. Though my situation was not filled with known enemies like David in Psalm 3, over the years that has changed. As you grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord your enemies will nonetheless increase. Be encouraged that the Lord is a shield about you and the lifter of your head. 

1 O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 

2 many are saying of my soul, there is no salvation for him in God. Selah 

3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 

4 I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah 

5 I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me. 

6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. 

7 Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked. 

8 Salvation belongs to the LORD; your blessing be on your people! Selah – Psalms 3