Morning devotion: Read Psalm 59

Psalms 59:8  ¶But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision. 9  Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence. 10  The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies. 11  Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield. 12  For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak. 13  Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah. 14  And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. 15  Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied. 16  But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. 17  Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

When the enemy surrounds you, when you feel enveloped and closed in upon, trust the Lord. He has everything in control.

In this last portion of Psalm 59, David has full assurance in God’s sovereignty and protection over the situation. When we read verse 8, we are reminded of Psalm 2.

Psalms 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.  

David had an anointing on his life, this anointing was given to him by God. Nothing, no man and no circumstance could ever change God’s anointing. God, who sits in the heavens will laugh and send derision, because he loves you. We, who are God’s children are of the same caliber in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 1:21  Now he which stablisheth us with you IN CHRIST, and hath anointed us, is God; 22  Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Oh, believer in Christ; when it seems like you are besieged with problems, trust the Lord, and be like David, sing!

Psalm 59:16  But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. 17  Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

Trust in the Lord, do not despair;

He is a friend so true.

No matter what the troubles are;

Jesus will see you through.

Sing when the day is bright,

Sing through the darkest night;

Every day, all the way,

Let us sing, sing, sing.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook