Thursday, April 30, 2009
If and Then.
Psa 124:1 A Song of degrees of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
Psa 124:2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
Psa 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
Psa 124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
Psa 124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
Psa 124:6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Psa 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Psa 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
We are left to imagine the plight of God's people had God not taken up our cause. Like orphaned street children without defense in a harsh and cruel neighborhood, so would we be without Heaven's aid in an unfriendly world.
Foes, both spiritual and physical accost us on every side, yet God stands as our mighty sentinel watching over us at all times.
When men and demons rise up against us, He has taken our side. When their wrath is kindled up against us and they try to overwhelm us, He has taken our side. When it seems our souls would be flooded with more than we can stand He orders the waterboarding illegal and puts a stop to it.
He will not allow us to fall to their devices. He always shows us an avenue of escape.
Remember, blessed child of God, that our help is not in the world, but always in the name of the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.