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Admittedly, I am not a super-religious person. But Psalms 91 and 92 are my go-to whenever I encounter a person with a challenging personality who I can’t seem to get away from. These verses make me feel empowered, supported and free of the emotional turmoil that the person normally seems to cause me. Usually I’ll read them out loud before I go to bed and when I wake up. Over time, the source of my frustration will somehow dissipate.

For example, after praying these Psalms consistently in response to a stressful case, my aggravating adversary accepted a big job opportunity somewhere else. I was happy to see this person succeed and get far away from me and the file. Counsel who replaced that attorney was reasonable and we were able to effectively communicate and amicably resolve the case. Was it the Psalms or was it just a coincidence? I didn’t care, as long as the person was gone.

Often, we unknowingly attract difficult people into our lives by unconsciously giving our power away. I believe these Psalms remind us to take our power back and that we are not doing this on our own.