Victory in Jesus Psalm 18

Victory in Jesus Psalm 18

Written a good number of  years ago when I faced with three difficult situations simultaneously and turned to Psalm 18 for comfort and encouragement.


Psalm 18:32 “It is God who arms me with strength” [In my weakness, your strength is perfected.] “and makes my way perfect.”


[You know exactly what should happen, what should come, what is right–and that is what you bring, such as these three difficulties. You know how I should respond and will guide me in that direction.]


Psalm 18:33 “He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.”


[It is in your power that we can come out on top, for without you we can do nothing. It is in your grace that we can move onward and upward in life despite difficulties, keeping on the whole armor, standing in the day of evil, doing all you desire from us.]


Psalm 18:34 “He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”


[You give us ability, strength, endurance and discipline–which we must then develop in cooperation with you.]


Psalm 18:35 “You give me your shield of victory,”


[This is important—it is YOUR shield, Lord, it is YOUR victory, therefore the glory goes to YOU alone. Yet you call us to share in your victories by your power, to defeat the true enemy in your strength, to triumph in praise, prayer and obedience. You give your shield, but we have to take it up and use it. In the three difficult situations before me now, I must get that shield up, offering the sacrifice of thanksgiving, resting in you, praising you in my weakness, trusting you in prayer and rejoicing in the unseen work you are doing behind the scenes.]  (more to come)

May be an image of nature, twilight, horizon and tree