God gives Victories

God gives Victories

Psalm 18:50 “He gives his king great victories;”

[You, Lord, give us opportunity to participate in your victories each day, in every temptation, every stress, every desire to grumble–each an opportunity to take up your grace and glorify you with the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

You help us in each situation, making it possible to deny self and obey Truth, to let go of what is temporary, to hold on to what is eternal and to rise above the frustrations, disappointments and problems of life.

And in so doing you help us fulfill the purpose of our lives: honoring you, revealing you to those around us by our trusting you in every circumstance. You are sufficient, you are powerful and you are loving, fully worthy of our complete obedience.]

“he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,”

[Your faithfulness endures forever, your grace endlessly flows, your goodness never fails. In your kindness you are ever the trustable One, always carrying us through the battle as we rest in you and, as we keep on your armor, you carry us onto the heights and to new victories beyond.]

This is so good to know right now as I am faced with being sued (unjustly), accused (unjustly) and “turned in” to the authorities (unjustly). But immediately the Holy Spirit brings Psalm 43 to mind: “ Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked” [and He will]…. And it ends with, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” He will come through! Praise God, He is our hope, our only hope.

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