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The LORD Who Was on Our Side

February 8, 2018

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The LORD Who Was on Our Side

We can be  ever so afraid  when the enemy is  so much greater  than we are.     We don’t stand a chance.     When someone holds something against us,  if they have some sort  of stronghold,  we become helpless.     Even if we feel  we are innocent  and a victim of circumstance,  we find ourselves  without a defense.     There doesn’t seem  to be a thing  we can do.     We are caught  in a trap.    We have  no strength left.

King David felt that way  when he was hunted  by strong enemies,  who hated him  with a vile vengeance.    When God came  to his rescue,  David wrote Psalm 124.     It reads,

“Had it not been the LORD  who was  on our side,”   
Let Israel now say,
“Had it not been the LORD  who was  on our side,
When men rose up  against us;
Then  they would have swallowed us  alive,
When their anger  was kindled against us;
Then  the waters  would have engulfed us,
The stream  would have swept  over our soul;
Then  the raging waters  would have swept  over our soul.”   

Blessed be the LORD,   
Who has not given us  to be torn  by their teeth.
Our soul  has escaped  as a bird  out of the snare  of the trapper;
The snare is broken  and we have escaped.
Our help is  in the name  of the LORD,
Who made heaven  and earth.

Our whole life time  is prone  to getting into traps  of all sorts,  where the enemy  —  whether it be the devil  or an unbeliever  with vengeful motives  —  sets us up  into situations  where we feel helpless.     We don’t know  what to say.     We are powerless  to protect ourselves.

David blessed the LORD  because he knew  where his help came from.     Note  how David wanted all Israel  to acknowledge  where their help  and strength  came from.

All too often,  we are helped,  but we don’t acknowledge the LORD  as our Helper.     The help we received  was not an “accident”  or a “coincidence”.     God’s love works  to help us  in many ways,  and we really need  to bless His name  for His power  and protection.

As we give thanks  where thanks is due,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You are our Rock  and our Fortress,  our wondrous Help  in times  of trouble.     Blessed be Your name.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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