Today I want write briefly about growing in obedience as a direct result of having an enemy in our lives. There may be practical things we may need to do in order to protect ourselves from an enemy. Also we may need to make things right with that person if we have wronged them. But in addition to those things we also need to concentrate on our obedience to the Lord so His hand will be against our foes. Lets look at Psalm 81:13-15
13"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!
14"I would quickly subdue their enemies And turn My hand against their adversaries.
15"Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him, And their time of punishment would be forever.
What an awful feeling to have an enemy. It can just make you miserable and tie your stomach in knots. We want the problem to go away and go away right now. Well here in this Psalm God was willing to fight against their enemies and subdue them if they would walk in His ways. But notice He said "...quickly subdue their enemies..." It seems to me that one possible way to speed up the resolution timetable is to focus on obedience. Set your heart to obedience in order to have God work on your behalf. By adding this approach, in addition to any other practical actions, you will end up growing spiritually and you'll have an increased confidence that God will help you.
Scripture quotations taken from the "NASB" (www.lockman.org )