TLP Inspiration: 4/21/18


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 our circumstances.

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.

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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6 Responses to TLP Inspiration: 4/21/18

  1. brittren says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:

  2. DWMartens says:

    “Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.” As I read this, it occurs to me that God has at least two ways he destroys the enemies of his people: 1) We usually think of him removing them from the Earth (at least from our lives), but, 2) if they repent and turn to him, he saves them, they are destroyed as enemies and they become friends, even our brothers/sisters in Christ. The 2nd way is the most glorious, the most blessed, his desire for everyone.

  3. Gerri says:

    Great post! I would like to elaborate on WHY God allows trouble in our lives.. It’s not that He’s allowing it, it’s that He is not “in control,” contrary to popular belief. He can only do what we ask or allow Him to do. When God created man, man was given dominion in this world. Then man sinned, & with that sin, dominion was handed over to the devil, who is referred to often in the Word as the god of this world, or the ruler of this world. If we want God to have control over EVERY area, we must verbally give Him control over every area, while reminding the devil that he is defeated & under our feet.

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