Scripture: Psalms 3

Observation: Absalom, David’s son had a desire to be king in place of his father and was not going to let anything deter him. He had a plan to win the hearts of the people which he eventually did, before rebelling against his father and expelling him from the kingdom, albeit temporarily (see 2 Samuel 15-19 for a full account). Psalms 3 tells us the prayer David prayed as he fled from his son, his ‘enemy’:

Verses 1-2: David tells God his problem.

Verses 3-6: He ‘tells’ his problems who His God is. 🙂 He reminds himself of who God has been to him, how He’s helped him in times past and makes his boast in God.

Verse 7: He calls upon God’s salvation, bearing in mind how God has defended him against his enemies in times past.

Verse 8: David ends this Psalm ‘somewhat’ in praise.

Application: Is there any conspiracy against you, maybe at school, work, your team or even amongst family? It sucks when you feel like you have to ‘defend’ yourself, especially when you’re not guilty. Sometimes, such accusation could mean you have to step aside from some role/job until investigations are carried out and your name’s cleared.

In the midst of these, please remember that you are not the only one who has walked this path; David did. He had to temporarily run from his kingdom, but he was later restored.

Like David, tell God about your situation but don’t dwell on the problem; rather, dwell on what He can do about it! Recount all the victories God’s given you in times past and trust that He has not changed and would vindicate you in time.

Prayer: Father, thank You for saving me in times past from the enemy’s traps disguised as false accusations, conspiracies etc. I repent of any wrong doing (if applicable) that might have opened the door for the enemy and ask for Your intervention (tell Him what You want). Thank You Lord, because as a loving Heavenly Father, I know Your ears are open to the request of this child of Yours. I thank You because You would bring a testimony out of this predicament in Jesus name, amen.

God bless you 🙂

© Lydia Ndagilaya for PneumaWord

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