He Can Take It

6 Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
7 Let them vanish like water that flows away;
when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
8 May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
like a stillborn child that never sees the sun. Psalm 58:6-8

Not all verses are devotional material, but since “all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16), we’ll see if we can unearth a nugget or two.

You can see the anger in what King David has written. He wanted vengeance. Obviously he had harsh things to say about his enemies. He seemed to still be in anguish because he was forced to flee for his life. Again, he had moods just like we do. Sometimes those different moods were reflected in the same psalm.

What would some of our prayers look like if we were truly honest with how we felt about some people? I fear that what David prayed would be mild compared to our harsh words and thoughts. It’s one thing to pray these types of words, though, but it’s entirely different to want to be the person acting on our words.That’s taking the prayers to another level

Bottom line is this: God can take what we have to say to Him. He knows how to answer those prayers.

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