Psalm 119:68 You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. 69 The arrogant smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts.
This morning I’m noticing how the psalmist dealt with those who meant him harm. Rather than fight back directly, or devising a plan of defense, he turned to the Lord instead. More specifically, he turned to the precepts (statues and ordinances) of God. In essence he’s giving the problem to God and trusting God to handle it.
This reminds me of David who did something similar. When his enemies were upon him he would often worship the Lord in the temple, entrusting the situation to God rather than taking matters into his own hands. It takes an enormous amount of trust to do this.
So this morning I’m searching my heart for ways to follow suit. Where am I attempting to deal with my struggles in my own strength rather than handing them to God? What would it look like for me to what the psalmist did? Lord give me grace to do likewise. Amen.