Psalms 83 is a desperate cry to that God would rescue His Holy Nation Israel. They are facing one of their many National Crisis situation. In this National Emergency Israel is up against a united conspiracy of enemy nations who together are threatening to attack them. The events of this major incident is recorded in 2 Chronicles 20; where in the reign of King Jehoshaphat the nations of Moab, Ammon and Edom form a alliance to destroy Israel.
God's intervention was the only hope for the salvation of Israel, the Psalmist outlines this is his plea, KJV Psalms 83:1 Keep not Thou silence, O God: hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God for they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against Thee:
We can see that Psalmist equates an attack on God's People as an attack upon God himself. Therefore he prays, KJV Psalms 83:13, O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
In Psalms 83 we are given a masterclass on how pray in order to survive the attack of our enemies whether they are few or many. So if you or someone you know feels overwhelmed by the threat or attack from a host of enemies. Firstly, take heart that others have successfully come through that experience and secondly, there are coping and overcoming strategies to learn in Psalms 83.
Please join us on Prayers of Hope and pray for your enemies as we focus on God's desire to save them, KJV Psalms 83:16,18 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Thy Name, O LORD. That men may know that Thou, whose Name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
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