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Bullies

Posted: Wednesday, March 16

Pastor Dennis Daywitt // Children's Pastor

Pastor Dennis Daywitt // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Numbers 24:1-25:18
Luke 2:1-35
Psalm 59:1-17
Proverbs 11:14 

 

Verse of the day:

O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love. (Psalm 59:17)


Our little first grader experienced some bullying directed at her last week at school.  Some pretty mean things were said to her.  When I heard about it I had two responses.  My eyes teared up a little thinking about my little girl being hurt in this way.  My other response was asking who it was?!  The three things stirred in me were my love for my daughter, wanting to protect her and wanting to be there for her.

 

 

How about you have you been bullied?  Has the world and the devil been bullying you?  David writes about being bullied in Psalm 49.  He was bullied by King Saul and his men and he was bullied by the nations.  Where does David turn?  Psalm 59:9-10 says this. “You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.”  Psalm 59:16 & 17 repeat the same theme.  “But as for me, I will sing about your power.  Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love.  For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress. O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love.”

 

 

Feeling bullied?  Tell God about it like David did.  Are you feeling weak, afraid and/or hurt?  Go to God, your Heavenly Father like David did.  If you are weak, He will give you strength.  If you are afraid, He will be your fortress and refuge.  If you are hurt or lonely, His love is there.  He loves you with an unfailing love.  Three times David repeats these.  God is my strength.  God is my fortress/refuge.  God loves me.  He is there for you.