Psalm 64: Rest In The LORD The Battle Is His

“Listen to me… “The Lord says, ‘Don’t be afraid! Don’t be paralyzed by this mighty army! For the battle is not yours, but God’s!

[2 Chronicles 20:152 Chronicles 20:15
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15 and he said, Listen you, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat: Thus says Yahweh to you, Don’t be afraid you, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

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I have learned that there are some battles you can’t win. Indeed, there are some battles you don’t want to win—not if you want to live a life that is pleasing to God.

The battle I refer to here is the one against slander.

Nasty stuff slander. You don’t enter this battle without getting this muck all over you.

It’s hard walking away from slander. (Oh, yeah!) I usually want to pick up my sword and give as good as I get.

(Know what I mean?)


The problem with that scenario is that, then, everyone loses.

No weapon!Nope, the best thing is to give this battle to God.

Find a promise and stand on it.

If God says He can handle it—He will handle it!

Pour out your heart.

Then, REST in His promises to you.

He has this.


Psalm 64 BattleLord, listen to my complaint: Oh, preserve my life from the conspiracy of these wicked men, these gangs of criminals.  They cut me down with sharpened tongues; they aim their bitter words like arrows straight at my heart.  They shoot from ambush at the innocent. Suddenly the deed is done, yet they are not afraid.  They encourage each other to do evil. They meet in secret to set their traps. “He will never notice them here,” they say.  They keep a sharp lookout for opportunities of crime. They spend long hours with all their endless evil thoughts and plans.

But God himself will shoot them down. Suddenly his arrow will pierce them. They will stagger backward, destroyed by those they spoke against. Click To Tweet

All who see it happening will scoff at them.  Then everyone shall stand in awe and confess the greatness of the miracles of God; at last they will realize what amazing things he does.  And the godly shall rejoice in the Lord, and TRUST and praise him.Sword of the WORD

Psalm 64:1-10Psalm 64:1-10
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64 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. 1 Hear my voice, God, in my complaint. Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, From the noisy crowd of the ones doing evil; 3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And aim their arrows, deadly words, 4 To shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly. 5 They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, “Who will see them?” 6 They plot injustice, saying, “We have made a perfect plan!” Surely man’s mind and heart are cunning. 7 But God will shoot at them. They will be suddenly struck down with an arrow. 8 Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads. 9 All mankind shall be afraid. They shall declare the work of God, And shall wisely ponder what he has done. 10 The righteous shall be glad in Yahweh, And shall take refuge in him. All the upright in heart shall praise him!

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The battle is His.