All the day my enemies taunt me; those who deride me use my name for a curse. Psalm 102:8
One bitter element of afflictions are when enemies attack and derides us.
Sometimes it is as if enemies flock like sharks towards blood in our trying times.
As we contemplate in Lent, Jesus faced taunts by His enemies during His arrest, trial, passion, suffer and death for our sakes.
He was derided by His enemies while upon the Cross for us.
When we suffer by enemies and deridrers, know Christ is with us through every step to comfort us. In Him alone, we know such attacks are fleeting compared to eternity with Him.
In times of undergoing attacks while we are down, cry out to Jesus Christ in supplication and prayer. Ask fellow Christians to walk with us and pray for us through these times.
Dear heavenly Father, help us while under attack to cry out to you. Help us to rely and lean on Christ alone as we face our enemies. In Christ's Name, Amen.