Notice how the Psalmist keeps his focus on the Lord and His Word even though he is in great anguish and tribulation. He tells God what is going on yet his focus goes back to Gods words and His promises each moment. In the last post I wrote, the writer of Ps119 claims all God’s promises as he prays ending each promise with “according to your Word”. Need God’s Word? try psalms 23 and 34 to start: He protects you, he gives you rest, he frees you from all your fears and He always delivers you.
Heavenly Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth,
My enemies have me in derision, they do not follow your law. I tremble at their pride before you, for your laws have been my song. The hands of wicked have robbed me and surrounded me but I will still follow your ways. Mine enemies accuse me night and day, they forge a lie against me but I will continue to keep your precepts with all my heart.
My enemy’s heart is as fat as grease, full of their own ways. Your ways O Lord are better to me than thousands of gold and silver. Let mine enemies who are full of pride be put to shame, for they deal wickedly against me without cause, but my heart remains in your statues.
Comfort me O Lord and Delivery me according to your Word, fight those who persecute me. For the proud and wicked have dug a pit for me and they do not follow your law. They tried to destroy me but you helped me according to your word. For your word is settled in heaven.
The wicked lied in wait for me to destroy me but I look at your testimonies. Thou I am afflicted, you will restore and deliver me. Bend down to hear my praise. Look down and see how the wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I continue on your righteous path. You rebuke the proud and they are cursed, they err from your commands.
Depart from me you evil doers, for the Lord upholds me. He shall keep me safe and I will meditate on His word continually. You crush the wicked who err from your ways, all their ways are false and they know it. You put away the wicked, I praise you, all the wicked of the earth are like dross. My flesh trembles in fear of thee. I have done justice, deliver me from my oppressors, all those who forget your words.
I am despised, trouble and anguish take hold of me, yet i do not forget your precepts. Hear me O God , in your Loving Kindness, as I cry out to you. My enemies are full of schemes and mischief, how well I know it. But you are near to me O God. consider my affliction and deliver me, Plead my case for me for my enemies seek my destruction. Salvation is far from the wicked for they do not seek your statues.
Many are my persecutors and my enemies, yet I will stand firm in your word for I trust in you. I am unshakable before my enemies because I trust in you. When I saw my enemies despise your word, I was grieved, consider how I love your laws and restore me according to your promises.
Even the princes have come to persecute me, but my heart meditates on your word. I will praise you seven times a day. Let my cry come before you and give me understanding and deliver me. Let your hand help and lift me up.
Let my soul live and it shall praise thee, and let they judgments help me. For I was lost, yet You rode the heavens to help me. I will never forget your commands.
I pray all this in the name of my redeemer, Christ Jesus – for His word is more powerful than any doubled edged sword
2 Cor 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore! Eph 6:11-14