Who’s your champion?
That one person who always cheers you on, lifts you up, and puts the silver lining in your cloudy day.
Psalm 124 reminds us that our true champion is God. The psalmist, David, reminds us to give credit where credit is due.
A Song of Ascents. Of David. If it had not been the LORD Who was on our side— let Israel now say—if it had not been the LORD Who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; then over us would have gone the raging waters. Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. (Psa 124:1-8)
If you know anything about David’s story, you know he had people come against him most of his life. Being God’s chosen one didn’t equal easy times for David. At times, he was his own worst enemy. But God redeemed him from his sin, and out of the hands of those who sought to hurt him. Even his own children.
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. (Psa 118:6-7)
We are God’s chosen people, His royal priesthood. We can claim the same promise of scripture: God is on our side!
Enemies come in all shapes and sizes. I don’t know what enemy you’re facing today. Maybe it’s the face in the mirror. Whoever, or whatever, it is, God can help. He can redeem you and your circumstances. We may yet lose our worldly possessions, but our soul, our courage, our hope, these are the things that God protects.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Heb 13:5-6)
Let us pause and give adoration and praise to the One Who has preserved our life. The One Who has taken us out of darkness, and put our feet upon the rock. Where would we be without our God? The very thought should swell our hearts with gratitude for all He has done.
Do you, like David, have a psalm of thanksgiving to bring before the Lord? Sing to Him today. Bring a witness before man of His wonderful deeds, and the redeeming power of His glorious Son!