Psalm 64: I think most of us can find at least one thing to complain about each day. Perhaps something is unfair at work or school. Maybe a driver cuts you off or the weather is poor. In reality, most of us ought to give more thought to the many things with which we have been blessed. In this short song, King David provides us with a new perspective. Let us begin by reading this short Psalm:
"Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy. Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows. They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear. They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it?” They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down. He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn. All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done. The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!"
Rather than simply complaining, David offers begins by offering his concerns to God. Protect me and hide me from those who seek to harm me or plot against me. While our concerns may differ from those expressed by David, we certainly experience cruel words and injustice. However, David understands that God will deal effectively with evil. David likens God's faithfulness to shooting arrows - quick and accurate. God uses the very words of the offender to bring them to justice. Everyone, the righteous and the evil will see what God has done. We, like David, will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him!