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Do you ever feel opened and exposed during the trials of life? Do you ever feel that the enemy has free pickings when it comes to your heartache? Well, he doesn’t! The enemies of this life may chase you, hunt you down, and all together seek to make your life miserable, but the enemies do not have the last say over anything. God, in His complete sovereignty, has you covered!
If anybody knew about being constantly chased by enemies seeking to take their life it was David. Saul, in jealous pursuit, saw something special in David, the favor of God, and wanted to destroy David. There were days when David may have felt like giving up. There were days of hiding in caves and pretending to be a madman to seek solitude in other countries. But, through it all David dealt best with his enemies through prayer. He declared who his God was and committed his trust to Him. In Psalm 140:7, “O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.”
To be covered means to be concealed and to be protected. The battles of this life may at times make us feel that we are an open target to everyone who can’t stand the favor of God on us, but be of good cheer, God’s got us covered! “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever,” (Psalm 125:2). And, if God is like a mountain surrounding us then there is no adversary that can break through the covering He has over us. It may feel like we are on the run sometimes but God is still that protecting force that “covered my head in the day of battle.” Commit your heartaches, your battle, and your enemies to God, and let Him be your covering today.
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