Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 3 (King James Version)

LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Reflection

There are times when it feels like those who wish the gay community harm have multiplied. The military and the police might not want gay members. Some employers and businessmen discriminate against gay people. Political figures who want to gain power attack the gay community so they can gain votes. Religious leaders lash out against gay people, because it keeps people from seeing problems within the congregation or the denomination.

At times when it seems like the enemies of the gay community are increasing daily, this Psalm gives hope and courage. God gives hope, because God hears our cry and saves us. God is the one who conquers the enemies of His people. Knowing God is our salvation, like the psalmist, we can sleep and we can fearlessly face multitudes of adversaries.