Ps 25:1-2 O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
David wrote almost half of the Psalms about his enemies. Most of the time he was referring to actual people. Nevertheless, deep down he wanted to make sure that no other “things” interfered with his relationship with God. He wanted his life to prove that living for God wasn’t futile. He trusted his faith but he didn’t want his mistakes to be an obstacle to others’ walk with God. David was just a human being but his faith in the triumph of God is an example to us all.
One day I was having a bad day at work, then someone said something very inappropriate and that was the “last straw”. I lost it. I became aggressive and defensive. Because everyone I worked with knew about my Christian beliefs, one person immediately said, “Wow, I thought better of you than that”. My spirit quickened and I regretted the whole situation. I stopped what I was doing and sat down. I was not only embarrassed by being called out to account for my actions but also I was ashamed by my attitude. Quickly God gave me the words to apologize and prove that we all struggle with life on a daily basis. I stated my regrets for my attitude and thanked her for showing my improper response to it. Then I said, “I guess God is still working on me and he’s not finished teaching me a few things”. She seemed surprised at my response but later thanked me for my honesty.
Did I make a difference in her life; I think so. I earnestly began to pray for her to find peace and contentment in her life. I noticed many changes in her life and at one point, during an illness, she asked me to pray for her healing. She recently changed jobs and seems very happy with her life choices.

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