February 18, Attack of the Enemy

Today’s reading: Psalms 86-90

“The enemy will not get the better of him;
the wicked will not oppress him” - Psalm 89:22.

You can read today’s verse and easily misinterpret what it actually says. You may think the enemy will never try to get the better of you or oppress you. That would be incorrect. The enemy will try and try, and sometimes seem like he has the upper hand, but ultimately God will have the victory in and through you. It is important to understand this because when you come under heavy attack, you may think, “I did something wrong” or “God has failed” or “God doesn’t love me.” This truth is also present in Isaiah 54:17: “’No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,’ declares the Lord.” Have weapons been formed against you? Have tongues accused you? Are you clear that God will keep them from prevailing, not keep them from trying to prevail?