David gave thanks…in the midst of accusatory statements, he was confident that the ONE who fought his past battles was ready to act on his behalf. Father, give us courage to take up 5 stones and put to death cowardly accusations that loom larger than life but offer no threat! -Teresa #poorandneedycryout

Psalm 109: 20-31 (NLT)

20 “May those curses become the Lord’s punishment

    for my accusers who speak evil of me.

21 But deal well with me, O Sovereign Lord,

    for the sake of your own reputation!

Rescue me

    because you are so faithful and good.

22 For I am poor and needy,

    and my heart is full of pain.

23 I am fading like a shadow at dusk;

    I am brushed off like a locust.

24 My knees are weak from fasting,

    and I am skin and bones.

25 I am a joke to people everywhere;

    when they see me, they shake their heads in scorn.

26 Help me, O Lord my God!

    Save me because of your unfailing love.

27 Let them see that this is your doing,

    that you yourself have done it, Lord.

28 Then let them curse me if they like,

    but you will bless me!

When they attack me, they will be disgraced!

    But I, your servant, will go right on rejoicing!

29 May my accusers be clothed with disgrace;

    may their humiliation cover them like a cloak.

30 But I will give repeated thanks to the Lord,

    praising him to everyone.

31 For he stands beside the needy,

    ready to save them from those who condemn them.”

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