Psalm 83

Psalm 83 (New International Version, ©2011)


Psalm 83

Psalm 83[a]

    A song. A psalm of Asaph.

 1 O God, do not remain silent;
   do not turn a deaf ear,
   do not stand aloof, O God.
2 See how your enemies growl,
   how your foes rear their heads.
3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
   they plot against those you cherish.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
   so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

 5 With one mind they plot together;
   they form an alliance against you—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
   of Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
   Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
8 Even Assyria has joined them
   to reinforce Lot’s descendants.[b]

 9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
   as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor
   and became like dung on the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
   all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us take possession
   of the pasturelands of God.”

 13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
   like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
   or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
   and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, LORD,
   so that they will seek your name.

 17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
   may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD—
   that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.



  1. Psalm 83:1 In Hebrew texts 83:1-18 is numbered 83:2-19.
  2. Psalm 83:8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Psalm 3

     Sometimes it may appear as if the whole world is against you. You struggle every day to define your uneasiness and unrest in the midst of striving to do God’s will. A prophet is not always honored in his/her own country. Trust. That is the key to peace in the God who rules over heaven and earth. You may not always understand your circumstances, but you can depend on God’s Holy Spirit to walk with you through the hard times, and to rejoice with you when you overcome.    Charlene

Psalm 3 (New International Version, ©2011)


Psalm 3

Psalm 3[a]

    A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.


 1 LORD, how many are my foes!
   How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
   “God will not deliver him.”[b]

 3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me,
   my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the LORD,
   and he answers me from his holy mountain.

 5 I lie down and sleep;
   I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
   assail me on every side.

 7 Arise, LORD!
   Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
   break the teeth of the wicked.

 8 From the LORD comes deliverance.
   May your blessing be on your people.


  1. Psalm 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
  2. Psalm 3:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.


Something To Share

               I just wanted to share a heavenly experience that Women United encountered during our weekly meeting on Thursday, March 31st at 4 p.m.

               I had planned a lesson for the women’s group that included a chapter from Joyce Meyer’s ‘The Confident Woman. On Tuesday, March, 29th, I kept getting images in my head from the DVD ‘The Finger of GOD’. I had it in my bag that I carry to meeting, but had forgotten it was there. So, at home, I had been trying to think of where it was and hadn’t gotten very far.

              As I pulled items out of my bag to teach–the DVD was there, Praise GOD!!   I remembered all of the visual impressions from the last few days, and I have learned to listen to GOD’s Spirit and to change the format as The Holy Spirit urges me.

              Donna Lind usually begins our meeting by engaging us in prayer for those on our prayer list, but GOD’s Spirit was urging us to do something different. He inspired us to place the list of prayer needs on each of our hearts, and to watch the “Finger of GOD’ as we prayed. It was an amazing, heavenly experience. GOD’s Spirit  came in like a flood, and as we witnessed the miraculous signs and wonders that are happening all over the world, we prayered fervently for everyone on the list and beyond.

              After the DVD was over we continued to pray, and the smoke seemed to fill the temple. The LORD had us place the lists that we each had prayed over onto a table–and we placed our hands on top of each other’s hands and continued to pray. So many hearts were touched, and so many spirits delivered.

              Our meeting started at 4 p.m. At 8 o’clock we exited the building after continuing to pray in The Spirit.  We had prayed for protection and deliverance–for healing and gifts. I pray that we may again experience this closeness in Christ, and have the privilege of ministering to GOD’s saints.