Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Among the most precious promises in Scripture is that the Lord is with us, whenever and wherever. That promise was given to Israel and to the Church—every Christ follower [see Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5]. Think about that for just a moment. He is with us every step of the way, with assurance and His providential care. And remarkably, He gave His word that He would fight for His people [Exodus 14:14]. He is on our side.
But let’s be very clear, God is on our side because we are on His side! He is on our side because we have bowed our knee to Him and surrendered to His way. And by the way, that is no guarantee of success in every endeavor. He sometimes allows what seems to be a loss in order to win the victory. Consider Jesus, if you will. The cross appeared to be a defeat at the hand of sin, but now we know it was victory [Colossians 2:13-15].
Augustine wrote, “From what class soever my enemies may arise, whether from the number of evil men, or from the number of evil angels; in the Lord’s help, unto whom we chant the confession of praise, unto whom we sing Allelujah, they shall be despised.”
Is there anything too hard for the Lord? Too great for Him to handle? Absolutely not! So we praise Him, with complete confidence that He will bring the final victory. He is our all-sufficient help in time of trouble.
The LORD is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The LORD is my helper, therefore, I will look in triumph on those who hate me. Psalm 118:6-7