When you are in trouble, depend on the great I AM

In Psalm 27, verses 1-3 it says:

The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

In this psalm, salvation is spoken about right in the beginning. It is given top billing because it is a priority of this life. To receive your salvation, you must believe in the One True God– God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and God the Son, Jesus Christ. These Three form the Holy Trinity, the three parts of the One True God. By believing in the One True God; by believing that Jesus was sacrificed as an atonement for our sins, by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will be saved and receive your salvation. Salvation is the assurance of an eternal life with God when this life is over.

Salvation is your ultimate victory, because no matter what you face in this life, no matter what you go through or what you fear, you can be confident and encouraged by knowing that this is a short life, but it’s not your only life!

This Psalm describes a situation that seems hopeless, but God is mighty and His power is immense. When you face a situation that you just can’t handle, pray to God, asking Him to take over. Tell God you are overwhelmed. Tell Him you don’t know what to do. Tell Him you can’t think of a way out. Pray with sincerity in your heart, believing in God and His ability to help you. When you seek Him this way, He will respond to you.

Immediately you will feel His presence. You will be reassured by Him. You will experience the relief of knowing that He is there with you, that you aren’t going through this misery by yourself, with no one to help you.

Knowing you are in God’s care, that He is with you and is always willing to help you gives you courage! You will become bolder, more able to face tough situations that struck you down before. Every time you face trouble with God beside you, it strengthens you to fight another day. You will be able feel joy and peace in the midst of trouble by the power of the Almighty God!

God will build you up in Him. He will make you stronger than you’ve ever been. You will be able to do things with God beside you that you’ve never been able to do before! As you put into practice trusting God and depending on Him to guide you and help you, you will be able to say, “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. [NIV Bible]

 

 

 

 

Salvation, which is the assurance of eternal life with God when this life is over, is your ultimate victory.

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