“God, smash their teeth to bits, leave them toothless tigers.” Psalm 58.6
This is as nice as it gets when David believes everything has gone wrong! Other statements include words like toasting their [the enemy’s] blood in goblets and worse! There are no statements of praise, adoration, or thanks in this prayer!
Last night I walked into my parent’s home after fourteen hours of driving. While clearly tired, I did not sense or feel any bubbling anger or frustration.
The trip from New Jersey to Tennessee brought and created a flood of memories. My day was a fresh look at Americana, the beauty of Smoky Mountains, Amish country, and rural Virginia. The awesome beauty reassured me and reminded me of the values I hold dear. I found overwhelming moments of excitements as forty-foot tractor-trailers played stock cars at night on the interstates in and around Knoxville. My angel worked overtime protecting me from my self and others as my vision faded with the sun. An incredible drive!
Walking into a room with two couples chatting about life normally would be fun for anyone. I was glad to be home, elated that I actually found their house without directions. Imagine to my surprise when I understood the conversation. One word, in no way, shape, or form connected to me, and my anger boiled over! One word and I spat out a response. I was a bit nicer than David, but not much!
David used blunt words in his prayer to God about his enemies when everything was going wrong. David let is all out, anger, frustration, hate, and vengeance. David took all his hateful emotions and left them where someone could do something about it, God. The logic is a pattern for us now.
Express your anger completely and fully to someone who can do something, God.
Make sure you included all the details of the past and your desire for something to happen.
When everything is out there, and I mean everything, leave it with God.
Exercise faith! Release the anger and let God solve everything!