A Prayer of Salvation from My Enemies
By Tiffany Thibault
“I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” – Psalm 18:1-3 (ESV)
History books are filled with examples of countries fighting their enemies to protect their land, regain lost ground, and stand up for what they believe in. Sometimes in our personal lives, we, too, are fighting enemies. These enemies I am talking about are not who you must stand guard against with a weapon to defend yourself and your home. These enemies are ones who might be subtly affecting your life, slowly sabotaging your sense of peace, or perhaps were once close friends who turned their backs on you.
One of the definitions of an enemy is someone who is antagonistic against you. An antagonistic person is one who expresses opposition or unfriendliness to another. Does this sound like someone that you might know in your life?
Our verse gives us images to cling to, truth to place our hope in as we come to terms with these enemies in our lives. The most important thing that we can do to be able to stand firm against our enemies is to fall in love more with Jesus. Our verse says: “I love you, O Lord, my strength.” As we learn more about the Lord, we will learn to love Him more, and we will find that He is our strength as we face those antagonistic people and situations we face. So today, grab your Bible, read it, and begin to discover how very much the Lord loves you.
This Bible verse gives us some truths that we can absolutely stand firm on as we face our enemies today.
He is our rock. He is solid and unmoving. He will not change who He is.
He is our fortress, our protection against the words and pain that others inflict on us.
He is our deliverer. As we cling to Him, He will make a way through this battle for us.
He is our refuge. We can find our emotional and spiritual safety in Him.
He is our shield. We can stand firm on the truths about us from the Bible and use those truths as a shield against the lies of your enemy.
He is the horn of our salvation. In ancient days a person could run to the altar and grab one of the four corners of it. As they clung to it, the king would offer them sanctuary, salvation from their enemy. As we cling to God, as we seek Him for a place of safety, He will absolutely guide us to safety.
The Lord is our stronghold. He is absolutely the person we can turn to for safety and survival.
The Lord loves you so much, and He is standing with open arms to welcome you, to shield you, to protect you, to provide for you. Today, run to Him, love Him. He is the salvation you are looking for from your enemies.
Thank you for the truths from this verse that you are my rock, my fortress, my deliver, my salvation. Protect me, guide me, and make a way for me through this difficult time with my enemy. Show me the paths, calm my anxious heart, and protect my dreams and my life so that I can glorify you and worship you the rest of the days you have for me to live on this earth.
In your precious name, I pray, Amen.
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Tiffany Thibault is the author of the Bible study “Being Fruitful;” she loves leading Bible Study and speaking to women, encouraging them through truths from the Bible. She lives in the Mojave desert with her family and loves to explore the wilderness areas around her city.
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