Meditations in the Psalms
Sometimes we do not see the connection between what David was experiencing and what we go through in this life. One of the clues that this passage is intended as admonition for us all are the words of verse 10 about “burning coals” falling on the head of our enemies. This graphic description is used in Romans 12:19-21 in which the apostle Paul urges the believer never to take revenge but to overcome evil with good, and thus, heap “coals of fire” upon the head of our enemies. David is going through some very difficult trials and facing daily the possibility that his enemies are waiting behind some rock to kill him. But, in all of this, he reminds us that our protection and our blessing come from the Lord.
- The covering of the believer’s head – verse 7
- The control of the desires of the wicked – verse 8
- The consequence he desires on the wicked – verse 9
- The coals of fire he wants on their heads – verse 10
- The concern for what the wicked say – verse 11
- The cause of the afflicted – verse 12
- The comfort of God’s presence – verse 13
Resting in the Lord, and waiting patiently for Him to deal with difficult situations is not easy, but very necessary. Don’t be filled with anxiety over what others do to you; instead, leave your burdens at the feet of the Lord Who will take care of all the circumstances in His time and in His way.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 1 – “O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.”
“I put my life and circumstances in Your hands, O Lord, knowing that You will handle everything according to Your will and glory, and my good.”