Look to the Right Source for Help

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Psalms 108:13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

You cannot win without your help coming from the right source. King Hezekiah and the people of Israel gained victory against the Syrian army in 2 Kings 18 and 19 because they sought help from God. Samson was captured and his eyes plucked out, only because he lost God’s help when the presence of God departed from him after his hair was cut. God’s help is supernatural; make Him the source of your help.

In Psalms 108, the Children of Israel were about to go into battle. The perspective of the psalmist was  “vain is the help of man”. He knew that Israel would fail if his dependence was on the help of man. Israel, no doubt had great fighters, they had David, and they had Joab and Abishai, just to name a few. These are men that had won many battles in the past, they had the experience, they had the skill, but the conclusion was “vain is the help of man”.

Whatever the battle is that is raging in your life, the secret to your victory is seeking God’s help, your efforts and that of man is vain. The psalmist says in Psalms 108:13, through God we shall do valiantly. The phrase “through God” means if you choose to take Him with you into battle, if you choose to depend on His counsel,  you will do great exploits, you will see tangible results. Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Today in your battle, depend on the strength and the help of the lord and he will lead you into victory.

Life Application: Ask God for his involvement in whatever circumstances you face and seek his counsel.

Prayer: Dear Lord, let me trust in you and you alone. Help me to seek your help and direction in everything I go through and see you as the one who will make a way when there seems to be no way. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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