The Lord Will Save Me

Feb 21, 2024 | The Chuck Wagon

“As for me, I shall call upon God, and the Lord will save me”  Ps. 55:16; NASB

This Psalm is about the pain of betrayal. We’re never told who it was that betrayed him. What made it worse was that it wasn’t an enemy, but a familiar friend that betrayed him. This betrayal obviously hurt deeply David. How he handles this mentally is a great lesson for anyone facing hardship of any kind. God is the one who delivers us from the dark thoughts and feelings that can seem so heavy in times of hardship.

Scripture tells us, “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace” (Rom. 8:6). The more we focus on the things of this world, the more they will burden us. It is up to each one of us to choose what we think about. Dwelling on negative outcomes will never give you peace. That is not to say we should avoid thinking about negative things. It is wise to be aware of all outcomes possible in any situation. It is not wise, however, to dwell on the negative. In faith, we believe God is with us. Paul wrote, “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God” (Rom. 8:16). Our heavenly Father looks after us with love, grace, and mercy.

It is our faith in Christ that keeps us motivated to move forward, even in times of trouble. It is how we can “…run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus…” (see Heb. 12:1-2). Nowhere in Scripture are we promised a life of ease and continual pleasure through salvation. In fact, God’s Word prepares us for persecution at the hands of those who reject His Son. We can have peace in times of hardship. That peace comes from God’s Spirit within us. It is the peace of the Holy Spirit that is always with us that will provide relief if we will allow Him to comfort us. It is a decision we need to make during trying times.

Jesus said, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Mt. 11:29-30). There are troubles and hardships in every believer’s life. If you will give it all to the Lord in faith, trusting His love for you, the outcome will no longer be something to fear. Every situation will then become an opportunity to grow closer to Him. Eventually you will come to know how David could so confidently declare, “As for me, I shall call upon God, and the Lord will save me.”

God bless and have a great week

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