God is My Help

Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Let evil recoil on those who slander me;
in your faithfulness destroy them.

Psalm 54:4-5

It doesn’t sound like David was having a good day when he wrote this; he was under attack from his enemies as it happens. Most of us aren’t on the run from assassins or cut-throats, but there are times in this life when it seems like we are under assault and feel overwhelmed by circumstances in our lives.

One thing we can take from these verses is that David knew where his help would come from, it would come from God. The only problem, was that David didn’t know when God would act or why God didn’t set things right immediately.

But he did know that God would have his back.

Like David, we don’t know God’s timing, nor do we know God’s reasoning for His timing. In fact, other than a bunch of theological abstractions, I can’t even tell you why God allows so much trouble in our lives…

Yet we do know that God has our backs.

In difficult times, God is our Rock, our strength, and in such circumstances our relationships with Him take on a whole new significance for most of us as a source of strength and hope, transcending the problems of this life.

Oh what an awesome God we have!

Oh yes, and He’s pretty awesome when things are going smoothly too.

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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5 Responses to God is My Help

  1. Tom says:

    I needed to hear this today! Thanks for sharing!

  2. dswoager says:

    I love that in the Psalms David prays in ways that we are often uncomfortable with. Maybe our purest desire shouldn’t be for the destruction of our enemies, but it is nice to know that there is relatively little rebuke for those types of prayers in scripture (Habakkuk maybe).

    God created these emotional creatures all over the place, it’s nice to know that none of those emotions are off limits with him.

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