Psalms 7:1
“Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:”

To be persecuted means to be treated cruelly and unfairly persistently. A student can be persecuted by a lecturer, a businessman by political enemies, a spouse by in-laws, etc.

What can you do spiritually to protect yourself from powerful enemies? Let’s examine what David did.

  1. Sing to the Lord.
    Singing can be a prayer. His song was recorded as prayer. Sometimes it’s easier to “sing a prayer” than to pray with words.
  2. Pray against words spoken by your enemies.
    David identified his enemy; Benjamin of Cush and prayed against his words.
  3. Pray even if it’s incoherent.
    Prayer can be incoherent or rambling, but God still knows what is in your heart. This poem is a “Shiggaion,” which means rambling.
  4. Trust in God.
    David reminded God that he trusted in him and claimed the blessings of trust: Salvation from his persecutors.

Are you being persecuted? Sing and trust in God.

Kakra Baiden