Psalms 25: 2-3: 2 I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.
As I was reading this passage, the first thing I thought was wowo God has my “6”. Meaning he has my back. Unless I am treacherous without cause. Then I realized God allows us to be sneaky if we have a good cause and he will guide us. Read Genesis 31-35. Jacob/Israel was rather sneaky in the way he protected himself from Laban and others. Joseph left in the middle of the night with Mary and Jesus when they fled to Egypt. Matthew chapter 2. David hid in a cave from Saul 1 Samuel 22. See There has to be a good cause and in all these cases God was guiding them. God had their backs. Instead of literally destroying the enemies He got people out of harm’s way. Sometimes when I think that God has my back, it means that he will plow down all the things that are hindering me. But sometimes it means I have to follow his directions. So if he says do this at 2 AM, I can’t say well I will just wait until the morning; it means do it at 2 AM. I don’t know about you but at 2 O’clock in the morning all I want to do is sleep. But I do remember this one time, I woke up at 2, and started to go back to sleep, but I got up. I suddenly realized I was feeling dizzy. Checking my blood sugar, I discovered that it was 49. I had worked more than normal the previous day, had not eaten my evening snack and my blood sugar dropped. So I got up and ate something. But if I had not I might have fallen into a diabetic coma. God had my back. What woke me up? the cat was yowling, she was sure she wanted to eat at 2 O’clock in the morning and her food bowl was not full enough for her.