An encouraging word: SURROUNDED BY EVIL
David expressed the way I feel sometimes about those who don’t like me or my ministry. “They have tracked me down, they now surround me with eyes alert to throw me to the ground. They are like a lion hungry for prey . . . “ (Psalm 17:11-12). Doubtless you’ve felt that way a few times yourself, surrounded by enemies who snarl like beasts of prey. But in verse 13 David calls on God to be his defense: “Rise up or Lord, confront them . . . rescue me.” If your life seems encircled by evil, your hope of escape is in Christ. You must trust in Him to be the one to rise up and rescue you.