OUR HOPE IS IN GOD
Help us, O God of our salvation, For the glory of Your name; And deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, For Your name’s sake!
When we are experiencing hard times, we must remember that our hope is in God and not with anyone or anything else. When life throws us off balance, we need to remember to pray to God for help when we are in trouble.
When God is on our side, we have everything we need to help us in our present trouble.
"Help us, O God of our salvation, For the glory of Your name; And deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, For Your name's sake:" (Psalm 79:9)
In Psalms 79, King David mourns for the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple at the hands of the Babylonians. Shattering the Nation of Israel, the temple destroyed, changing the way of life for God's people, and shaking its foundations to the core.
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Whenever God is on our side, nothing can defeat us because He who is in us is greater than He who is in the world.
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
Never give in to defeat; instead, lift our faces with confidence to the face of God who will save us if we persevere in our faith. In today's Bible verse, in the middle of the rubble of destroyed lives, David makes a statement of faith as to God's power and work in the lives of His followers in a thoughtful and well-ordered manner.
God asks that we ask Him for help, so we understand that God will come to our side to help every time. God is faithful in all His promises, of which one is to take us by our hand and tell us not to fear because God will help us.
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” (Isaiah 41:10)
Receiving God's forgiveness makes us right with God, and we can stay that way because the blood of Jesus continually cleanses us of all our sins.
“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
God is always near to us when we call on God's name. Whether we are victorious or experiencing one of life's challenges, each of us can draw on God's presence, power, and love to get us through trouble each and every time.
Have you ever cried out to God in this desperate way? Like, "God, please help me!" I know I have, and I am so thankful for God's compassion on me despite my brokenness. God hears, and God answers. Sometimes not in the way we expect or when we expect it, but God acts in His perfect way and timing.
“So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, Will give You thanks forever; We will show forth Your praise to all generations.” (Psalm 79:13)
When God answers our cries, it is easy to move on and forget to thank God and give Him the praise He deserves. Today's challenge is to intentionally give thanks to God for the big and small ways that He has answered your prayers.
How has God answered your prayers?
Heavenly Father, I am so thankful as I walk in the light as You are in the light, I have fellowship with You, and the blood of Jesus Christ Your Son cleanses me from all sin. You have given promises in Your Word, giving me all I will ever need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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