Psalm 55 for all Victims…Cast Your Cares to the Lord
This scripture tells a story… my story. It has been heavy on my heart as some dear to me experience the same brokenness that I have walked through. I can tell you that I have cried out to God when I was so broken that it hurt to breathe. Every cry was like an uncontrollable wail from the depths of my spirit and soul. When I first read this scripture, it touched my heart as it spoke about the things that I was going through… I was distraught by what was being said and the threats of the wicked assaulting me in anger. My heart was in anguish as I was experiencing threats of death. Fear and trembling overwhelmed me. Abuse. Destruction. Lies. Threats… This scripture said it all… including that I could have accepted it better if it were an enemy, a foe… but it was one that I loved… my companion…my spouse! The one that I made covenant with before God and vowed “till death do us part”… never expecting him to be the one wanting me dead. So in my brokenness, I had nothing left. I cried out to God, knowing that He would never abuse me or deceive me. He rescued me and protected me. He exposed the anger hidden in the heart of my abuser. I trusted Him alone… and He walked me through this path from brokenness to wholeness. I can tell all who are going through some kind of brokenness that God is the Key to overcoming it all. Trust Him. Cast your cares to Him! He wants to help…
”Listen to my prayer, O God,
do not ignore my plea;
hear me and answer me.
My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
because of what my enemy is saying,
because of the threats of the wicked;
for they bring down suffering on me
and assail me in their anger.
My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen on me.
Fear and trembling have beset me;
horror has overwhelmed me.
I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
I would flee far away
and stay in the desert;
I would hurry to my place of shelter,
far from the tempest and storm.”
Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,
for I see violence and strife in the city.
Day and night they prowl about on its walls;
malice and abuse are within it.
Destructive forces are at work in the city;
threats and lies never leave its streets.
If an enemy were insulting me,
I could endure it;
if a foe were rising against me,
I could hide.
But it is you, a man like myself,
my companion, my close friend,
with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship
at the house of God,
as we walked about
among the worshipers.
Let death take my enemies by surprise;
let them go down alive to the realm of the dead,
for evil finds lodging among them.
As for me, I call to God,
and the Lord saves me.
Evening, morning and noon
I cry out in distress,
and he hears my voice.
He rescues me unharmed
from the battle waged against me,
even though many oppose me.
God, who is enthroned from of old,
who does not change—
he will hear them and humble them,
because they have no fear of God.
My companion attacks his friends;
he violates his covenant.
His talk is smooth as butter,
yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,
yet they are drawn swords.
Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
But you, God, will bring down the wicked
into the pit of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitful
will not live out half their days.
But as for me, I trust in You.
Dear Lord, touch the hearts of the broken. Draw them near to you so that they will feel Your Loving Presence and Comfort that surpasses all understanding in the midst of all of their pain and brokenness. Open their eyes to see and ears to hear You through all the voices in their heads. Let them know Your Small Still Voice in the midst of their storm and raise them above all the brokenness to overcome with You in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel