from my mortal enemies who surround me.
As shared in the post “First Down”, David prays
that God would help him in a distressful situation. Life had blocked David from gaining momentum just as life blocks our path at times.
The lesson for us is to remain
optimistic because with God, we are highly favored. We can overcome our enemies
in life by taking in God's Word to fortify. Sometimes the greatest enemy we
face is within our own mind. We may say stuff in our own mind like “It’s too
difficult … I can’t do this”.
I heard a story one time about a
field goal kicker in football who said he recites scripture in his mind when in
a pressure situation like kicking the game winning field goal. A scripture like
Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength” and
other memorized scriptures can be very useful when faced with pressure moments
Lord, we pray today that you
will protect us. That we will take in Your scripture to fortify us and prepare
us for the challenges of life. The devil tries to break us in life but You
never forsake us. We are thankful for songs like Savior’s Shadow by Blake Shelton
because we gain confidence and inspiration to follow the Way. This day, fill
our minds with thoughts like this one from the song: “Grace leads us to where
we are free”. In Jesus name. Amen.