The Lord is on our side.
I came across these six little words as I read Psalm 124 this morning. These words are so vital to our lives that the writer, David, asked the people to repeat them. I took some time to simply meditate on these small yet profoundly impacting words. Here are a few of my thoughts. Let’s begin by repeating these words, meditating and focusing on the words to bring additional meaning:
GOD is on my side!
God is on MY side!
God IS on my side!
When everyone else seems to be against me, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe is, indeed, in my corner. I have his power on my side. He won’t leave me when the fighting gets tough. He’ll stand in front of me to protect me. But sometimes he’ll put his hand on my back and give me an encouraging shove to enter into the battle myself–with him still at my side. He never leaves or forsakes me in times of trouble.
Later in the psalm, are the words, “Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Let that sink in for a moment. The God who made everything that exists is on my side and is here—right here!—to help me. He has already helped me in the midst of my sin by dying for me and saving me. And he continues to do even more through the powerful working of his Spirit. He will do this for me and you TODAY.
Whatever you and I are dealing with today, our help will come from him. How? I don’t know yet. I bet you don’t either. I wish I did. But I need to continue keeping in step with the Spirit who is here as my help. I have to walk his way, according to his plans and purposes, not my own. I need to do things his way.
The next thing I did as I read this psalm was to talk to God about my day today, and I simply reminded myself that in every big and little thing, God is on my side and he is here to help me. I submitted myself to him and doing things his way, and I asked for his wisdom and power in the midst of the things I do today.
God is on your side! What does that mean to you today?