I have heard the saying “God’s timing is perfect,” but I never realized how true that was until today. My husband and I are reading the Chronological One-Year Bible and a couple of days ago we started to read through Psalms.
I am now rereading some of the Scripture verses because it seems so applicable to the situation I am encountering at the moment:
—“How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make groundless accusations? How long will you continue your lies?” (Psalm 4:2).
—“My enemies cannot speak a truthful word. Their deepest desire is to destroy others…” (Psalm 5:9)
—“How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand?” (Psalm 12:2)
—“O LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help… Declare me innocent…” (Psalm 17:1-2)
—“Protect me from wicked people who attack me…” (Psalm 17:9)
I am weary and tired of this situation— every time I think it is gone it comes back again. This morning I came to realize that some people attack because they want to deflect attention from the real issue. They want to blame others for their own failures rather than acknowledging their mistakes and learning from them.
I have to remember that I am not only being attacked by this one person, but this attack comes from the devil: “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
I am praying for a positive outcome.