Worship Is To Your Circumstances Like Raid Is To A Cockroach

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Raid Kills Bugs Dead
My enemies retreated; they staggered and died when you appeared. (Psalm 9:3 - New Living Translation)

You and I have at our disposal a powerful weapon that is guaranteed to defeat our enemies. Who are our enemies? The devil, for one, but also our circumstances, emotions and feelings. These all attempt to defeat us. Our enemies want us to believe that we are subject to their control and that we must find a way to simply cope with their reality. But we must understand that this is not the truth. We do not have to tolerate them, nor do we have to subject ourselves to them. David shows us in Psalm 9 that they are in fact subject to us. We decide their fate, not the other way around.

The key is found in the first two verses of this chapter. It is not complicated. It is rather simple, yet profoundly powerful when practiced. What is it? Worship! Worship is the weapon that will cause our enemies to not only retreat, but stagger and die. I have a mental picture of what happens when you spray a cockroach with Raid. They literally stop dead in their tracks.

The power of worship is not in what we do, but what happens as result. Notice the last three words of verse three above. It says, "when you appeared." When we begin to worship, God appears and our enemies retreat and die from fear. The devil, circumstances and emotions all have no defense against God. We are powerless ourselves against our enemies, but when we begin to worship our God, he shows up and they are defeated.

Don't let the devil, circumstances, emotions or fear control you. Let your worship take control them instead. Remember that God inhabits the praises of his people (Psalm 22:3) so as long as you continue to praise him, he will continue to show up and your enemies will stagger and die. "Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered." (Psalm 68:1)
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4 comments:

Reine Gnade said...


Thanks David. Very well said. Let's continue to praise the pure name of Our Prince of Peace, the Risen Lord Jesus.

David Good said...

Thank you Reine. Glad you enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by.

Reine Gnade said...


It' so true David that God inhabits the praises of His people, so as long as we continue to praise Him He will continue to show up and our enemies will stagger and die. "Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered." (Psalm 68:1)

That happened in a sense when Paul and Titus were imprisoned. God enacted a miracle to set them free from their "enemy of unjust imprisonment".

Worship founded on the holy Bible should be our eager prayer.

I love the image of adverse circumstances, unproductive emotions and unforgiving feelings staggering away from our presence. God will certainly cast them from us when we dig deep and wholeheartedly love Him.
What a gracious LORD we are honored to serve!

May God continue to bless you David and all your readers.

David Good said...

Thank you, Reine for stopping by my blog today and for your encouraging comments. Blessings!

 
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