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Psalms 124:1-3 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us. Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that it is because we are spiritually strong or wise that we have overcome some of the attacks that have come against us. Nothing could be further from the truth: we are still here because God is for us. It was to highlight this truth the Psalmist said in Psalms 124 that if it had not been the Lord who was on our side…when men rose up against us then they would have swallowed us up quickly. The Psalmist had looked back at the history of his life and that of all Israel and realized that the reason they overcame their enemies is because God was for them. It is important that you let God be for you, the scripture tells us that if God be for us who can be against us. When God is for us the enemy does not stand a chance.

The attacks, near misses and planned attacks against you that have not materialized had nothing to do with you; it was all God. I recall when my older son was about 7 years old, without my knowledge, he put a $10 dollar coin in his mouth which stopped at his throat, he ran to me and indicated the problem. I grabbed him instantly around the waist with one intent to take him to the nearest doctor, however the coin fell out at that point. We survived a potentially deadly situation only because God was for us. In another potentially deadly situation, while we were driving on a hilly terrain in a slight drizzle. When navigating a corner we gently touched the brake and the vehicle started to skid and was heading over a precipice, just before that happened my husband hit the brakes and the vehicle stood still. Again, we escaped a near miss because God was for us. You may have similar testimonies; however, what is critical is that you keep God on your side, because your ability to overcome depends on it.

Life Application: Let God be for you by living daily by the word of God; that is the role you must play to keep God on your side.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your continued protection and guidance. Thank you for being on our side and protecting us against unseen forces of darkness that are at work against us. 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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