May 9 – God is my Protector
Sitting at the feet of Jesus is building a divine relationship. As with any relationship, it becomes easier to trust someone when we get to know them better. In this 3-week study, we are seeking to get to know God better through the Psalms, to grow this divine relationship as we put our faith and hope in Him and love Him with all our heart. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it focused on today’s truth using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Comments are always welcome on our website for questions, discussion, and accountability.
For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.
1 Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand
in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies—
make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
God is my Protector | Dyea Rowland
Psalm 5:3, 12
David wrote about his son in chapter 3, but in this chapter he is facing other enemies. Because David was a righteous man, he prayed not only to God about his enemies…he had the obedience to pray about his enemies.
As I read of Your protection, the question I need to propose is, do I trust Your protection? As I get further in my walk with You, in my mind I had envisioned my walk would get easier. But I continue to face more and more challenges, harder, definitely not easier challenges. So as I continue on this journey You’ve set before me — let me embrace You and all of the protection; let me trust in that protection. As I face mountains, I will look up to You as I would a mountain; I know my help comes from You.
Father, sometimes it’s fear, and sometimes it’s pride that keeps me from seeking You and trusting in Your protection. You are that cover that protects me from all the bad in my life,and the enemies that want to harm me. As good as I am about praying, I’m just as bad when it comes to the difficult things that present themselves in my life. Truly trusting that I don’t have to take care of situations myself, I want You to grow my prayer life and relationship with You every morning. In Jesus’ name…Amen.
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