Save Me From This Person

As David processes his way through the reality of betrayal he asks God to intervene.

Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. Psalm 27: 7 – 12

I think David is simply praying, “God, please save me from this person! Please help me figure out how to do the right thing in a very wrong situation, and please intervene.” I’m telling you –  I can relate to wanting to do the right thing, but needing help figuring out how to do it because I’m so angry that I can’t even see straight. In the end it’s far better to sort all of my confused emotions with God than to act out my emotional confusion on the people who have wounded me.

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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