O Lord, I have so many enemies;
so many are against me.
2 So many are saying,
“God will never rescue him!”
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;
you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.
4 I cried out to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy mountain.
5 I lay down and slept,
yet I woke up in safety,
for the Lord was watching over me.
6 I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies
who surround me on every side.
7 Arise, O Lord!
Rescue me, my God!
Slap all my enemies in the face!
Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
8 Victory comes from you, O Lord.
May you bless your people.
My enemy is my debt, so I read this Psalm in reference to my enemy. I say to myself at times, that God will never rescue me from that enemy. I say that out of my frustration. But I stand corrected. The truth is in verses 3 and 4: “But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. I cried out to the Lord and he answered me from his holy mountain.”
If I stay focused on God, and I cry out to him, he will answer me. And if I really believe that I can sleep for there are no more worries!