Thursday, February 04, 2010

Psalm 118: The LORD is on my side!

"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!...Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes...Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!"
~Psalm 118:1, 5-9, 29

The Lord will answer you in your time of distress! He will set you free!! If the Lord is on your side, you can harm you, or who shall you fear? What encouraging words these are, from the psalmist!! I was flipping through my Bible, and landed on this, and it is such an encouragement! It reminds me of the New Testament verse that says if God is for us, who can be against us! Think about it...if the maker of the universe, the very creator of everything, the all-powerful God, is for can anything be against you? The very thing that is against you was created by God, so whom shall we fear? When we have God on our side, their is nothing to fear! He hasn't promised us an easy life, but He did promise that He wouldn't give us anything we couldn't handle. And the greatest promise of all was that He will always be there with us in the good and the bad! Praise God!



    i love it! <3
    It's like totally awe striking, how we have a personal relationship with the Creator.
    Kinda like, you'd feel special if you were tight with the world's most well known band, you'd feel super special. Well, we're even tighter with the Creator than we are with our friends. :) He knows our hearts, our minds, our strengths, our weaknesses. He is there to help us when we struggle....i could ramble on and on about how breath taking it truly is!!!

  2. Yeah, it's amazing to have God at our sides! That's a great example! It's totally awesome!! Thanks for commenting, Sarah!

  3. Micah,

    This is such an amazing verse!! It is so awesome to know that God is on our side!! He will never leave our side either!! Reminds me of the another passage in Psalms which reads:

    "Some trust in chariots and some in horses;
    But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
    They have bowed down and fallen;
    But we have risen and stand upright."
    -Psalm 20:7-8

    God is on our side! So if we put our trust in Him, He will never let us down, and we will win the victory!


  4. Amen Miranda! Thanks for the verse! It's so true!