He had got everything ready: passport, visa and all other necessary documents. He had no need to seek God’s face in prayer; his uncle’s promises were enough. Someone was to bring him money in the United States that would take care of his ticket and a few other necessities. His entire life was about to change for the better. Or so he thought. Then the telephone message, no money was to be sent; he was no more to travel; his uncle’s business in the U.S. had suffered extensive reverses. The plan for his journey had to be shelved for now.
God’s promises are ‘yea’ and ‘amen’, signed, sealed, and delivered as He desires. This Psalm, a combination of chapters 57 and 60 is to inspire confidence in true children of God when the enemy tries to assail from every side. Wholesome trust and confidence in God, obedience to His word and righteousness of life must form the sure foundation of our victory in Christ. Israel’s song of victory resonated each time their enemies were defeated.
Dependence on man had brought many a person avoidable heartache. This is because man does not have the capacity to do all he says he will do; only the Almighty God has such capacity, because He only has control over all circumstances and all forces of nature. Man is limited in every respect regardless of his advances in science and technology.
As we live a life of daily victory over the activities of the enemy, we must depend on Christ, our Mighty Man in battle and the Source of true victory. We are easily defeated when we do not depend on Him who never fails. If our lives are pleasing unto Him and we commit all aspects of it to Him, He will surely bring us out of all our troubles. Vain is the help of man. God never fails. Let us praise Him and sing unto Him always even when our trials are greatest. And when the trials are over and the victory is won, let our voices rise in praises and adoration to the Lord our banner.
Thought for the day: Dependence upon God ensures our victory over the enemy.