What do you do when you are rejected? How do you handle when someone is out to get you? How do you respond to someone who is trying to destroy you professionally?
King David was all too familiar with his share of rejection. David was betrayed by those closes to him. First, he was betrayed by King Saul who was his mentor and his father-in-law (never complain about your in-laws again) and secondly, by his very own flesh and blood, Absalom, his son. Both of these men sought his life. Both of these men acted unjustly.
What was David’s response? David declared and stood on this promise, “The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear?” He knew who he belonged to and was accepted by God. He knew he had nothing to fear because the God of the universe was on his side.
In both situations, David found himself exiled. Living in strongholds away from the palace that was rightfully his. It seemed as if at least temporarily his adversaries had won. I have experienced his pain. I’m sure you have as well. But David did not give up hope and neither should we. Because if God is for you no strategy of the enemy shall prosper, no scheme plotted against you shall last forever and your days of exiled living will end with a complete and total restoration.
Do you feel as if you are living in exile? Remember, you are accepted in the Beloved by the God of the universe. Whom shall you fear?
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident. (Psalms 27:1-3 NASB)