TLP Inspiration: 11/10/18

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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7 Responses to TLP Inspiration: 11/10/18

  1. gaustin00 says:

    A timely post. God surely was our help this past evening when my husband went into insulin shock. Truly God was beside me as I sought first to solve this problem alone but when unsuccessful sought outside help…and 911 was my help …he is resting now and sugar is back where it needs to be. But, oh how wonderful to read this and know the truth: God you are my help just when I needed it. God you had my back; guiding me step by step and helped me to remain calm; answer all questions; get documents together.
    Thanks Don..this was perfectly timed; and so very encouraging.

  2. Tom says:

    Amen! Such a great truth to know God will always be there and on time, in His time—the perfect time!

  3. vw1212 says:

    Timely and much needed. He has got our back…vw

  4. I really needed this,
    I’m going through my own struggles right now and reading this reminded me that God always has my back no matter what. Thank you

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