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wait on Him… Psalm 25:1-2…

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame;
let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Psalm 25:1-2 ESV
A psalm of David… who knew what it was to have enemies…
King Saul chased him… out of jealousy…
the Philistines despised him for killing their champion…
the Amalekites raided his camp… kidnapped his family…
his own son tried to dethrone him…
David knew what it was to have enemies…
both inside his own walls… and out…
In all the attacks he faced… he trusted the Lord…
lifted up his soul to the Lord…
did things His Way…
David knew what it was to wait on the Lord…
for years he ran from Saul before he received the throne he’d been anointed for…
David knew from experience…
those who wait on the Lord… hope in Him… trust Him…
will not be put to shame… they will not be disappointed…
David had opportunities to take things into his own hands…
twice he could have taken Saul’s life…
but he chose to wait on… hope in… trust the Lord…
When we wait on Him in the same way…
we will not be put to shame by our enemy…
Now you may think you have no enemies…
no one trying to kill you… undermine you… deceive you…
but that just wouldn’t be accurate…
All Believers have an enemy prowling…
waiting to leap… devour…
only the attack isn’t physical… it’s spiritual…
Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 ESV
Our adversary accuses…
you’re not loved…
you’re not forgiven…
you are worthless…
you are guilty… beyond saving…

The lies of the enemy attack our hearts…
leave us paralyzed…
filled with doubt and fear…
shamed…
But when we lift up our souls to the Lord…
trust Him… take Him at His Word…
believe Truth rather than lies…
and wait…
we will see the day when the enemy is shamed…
not us…
Remember our enemy is not flesh and blood…
and wait on the Lord…
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness,
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 ESV

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