Psalm 37:12-15 (NIV), “12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming 14 The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright. 15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.”
Have you ever had times where all you can do is laugh? You can clearly see the wicked schemes of the enemy and all you can do is just shake your head and laugh. I always find it humorous to know that God laughs at the wicked. Psalm 37 definitely has no shortage of warnings to the wicked. The pending destruction for those who choose to persist in evil and not repent, is reinforced over and over again.
Before I moved to the complex where I am currently living, I had a landlord that was very unfair and was often being used by the enemy. It was a year of foolish schemes. I could tell many stories, but I think out of all the stunts she tried to pull, the worst of all was when she tried to say she never got the last month of rent from me. If you ever move to South Florida and decide to rent from a private landlord, be prepared to pay three months of rent upfront (first and last month, plus the security deposit, which is equal to one month of rent).When move out time came, she tried to say I never gave her the last month of rent. Thank God I had ALL my receipts!
I guess the second runner up would have to be when my daughter and I had no A/C for two weeks in August as hot as South Florida is. She blamed it on the WiFi I had installed by the cable company, even though she told me it was okay to have it installed. She said the WiFi was too much for the apartment. Not to mention the A/C had stopped working a couple of times prior to the WiFi install, but she would always go to the fuse box and make it work again. This time the fuse box trick would not work, so she blamed me. Coming in at third place is the time she called me at 5:00am to ask me when I would pay the rent, even though it wasn’t due for another week.
That twelve months with her was a real circus! I could go on and on but I’ll stop here. I think you get the picture. I was so relieved and thankful to get out of her apartment before she could find a stupid reason to keep my security deposit.
She had many wicked schemes, but by God’s grace I still found strength to pray for her, and pray against the evil one that was using her. Many of my family members were praying for me and her during that difficult year. God heard our prayers and answered. I feel like her sword pierced her own heart, because my daughter and I were covered under the blood of Jesus. Everything she tried ultimately failed.
God laughs at the enemy’s foolishness and sometimes we His children just gotta laugh too. I wasn’t laughing much at the time, but it makes me laugh now looking back.
Remember this: The battles that come our way have already been won by The One who never fails us.