REMINDER: The Lord Laughs At Them


Rev. Dr. Teresa Allissa Citro

Founder and President at Thread of Hope, Inc.

”Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths; their words cut like swords 'After all, who can hear us?” they sneer. But Lord, you laugh at them. You scoff at all the hostile nations.'” -Psalm 59: 7-8

A few days ago, I received in a private message which contained Psalm 59.

I would encourage you to read it. I think I read this Psalm so many times. What jumped up at me was, “But Lord, you laugh at them.”

If you want to hurt me, I admit there's only one way: Lie about me! It’s really the only way you can hurt me. I don’t care about anything else. Yesterday, I took inventory of myself. I realized this is a recurring problem in my life. I really, really care about what others think. This had become a huge barrier in my life. Most of this is due to my upbringing. I’ve written about this so many times. I hate that Italian saying “What will the people say” as if “the people” are so much superior than me.

Yesterday, this came to an end for me. I pray it will for you, too.

This Psalm was written by David before he became king. Saul was after him because Saul hated David with a passion. So what was David’s crime that an entire army believed he should be killed? Nothing! He did absolutely nothing!

David was helping a man that had lost his mind, Saul. It was Saul that took David and wouldn’t let him go. It was David who played the harp to keep Saul from going insane. It was David who beat the giant Goliath on Saul’s behalf. It was David, who was praised for beating the tens of thousands, not Saul for the thousands. It was God’s anointing on David, and not on Saul. God had chosen David, not Saul. Clearly, we can see a picture of what was happening. Jealous people are out for blood. Turning people against you is where it starts.