“1The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of theLord our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call.”
Life of David,
If you think about the life of David, he was blessed beyond measure because he trusted in God, but he still went through some struggles. Some were his own fault because of sins he committed but other times he suffered even when he did the right thing. Saul tried to kill him only because he was jealous of him, David had opportunities to kill Saul and probably would have been justified in self defense, but David said, I will not touch God’s anointed. Saul eventually fell and David was lifted up as King.
Read vs. 6-
“6 Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.”
I’m so glad The Lord hears me when I call. I’m so glad when I fall, and sometimes I do, that The Lord reaches down with that mighty hand and sets me back up on the solid Rock.
Read vs. 7-8-
“7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of theLord our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.”
Some trust in chariots and horses, some trust in their possessions, what they have, but we will trust in The Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen, their possessions perish with them, but we are lifted up.
All through the Bible, The inspired Word of God, all who put their trust and faith in The Lord are lifted up, and all that trust in themselves, or their possessions or false gods, they all fall.
Battles will come in our own lives and we must choose who we are going to trust in. Who do you trust in today?
Without Faith, it is impossible to please God.
When I think of faith, I think of Abraham, the father of our faith. If you think back to the promise, think back to when God tested Abraham and told him to offer his son Isaac. They went to the place that God told them to go, and it say’s in Genesis 22, that Abraham laid the wood for the burnt offering on Isaac as they walked to the place of the sacrifice. So imagine Isaac walking with the wood for the sacrifice on his back. Now imagine Jesus walking with the wooden cross on his back. Isaac said to Abraham, Where is the Lamb for the sacrifice? Abraham said, God will provide the Lamb! I don’t think that was a coincidence, I believe God was giving a sign at the beginning of the promise, that he would provide the lamb to redeem us from our sins.
God told Abraham, in you all nations, shall be blessed. So all nations that put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whether Jew or Greek, bond or free, male or female, no matter what color your skin is, if your faith and trust is in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are one in Christ Jesus.
In my life, I’ve put trust in a lot of things that I thought would satisfy me, I spent a lot of time, energy and money on things that were a complete waste. They just led to regret. But I have never regretted any time I’ve trusted in God. I’ve failed God many times, but God has never failed me and he never will.
What is your trust in?
In I think the late 90’s or early 2000’s, I watched a coworker destroy his life with alcohol. He had liver damage, the doctor told him he would die if he didn’t stop drinking, but he wouldn’t stop. He was depressed over a woman and would go home and start drinking and drink until he fell asleep. One morning he never woke up. He didn’t show up to work, the Boss called his brother, who went and busted his door in to find him on the couch. Autopsy said cause of death alcohol poisoning. I regret that I never remember talking to him about the Lord. But I’m telling you now, if your trusting in anything of the world, it will fail. Trust in God, He will never fail.
Read Galatians 3:13-14
“13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
– That is us who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, redeemed from the curse of the law. Saved by Grace through Faith. What is your faith in?
Proverbs 3:5-6 say’s Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your on understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.