Scripture:

Psalm 124:1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
    let Israel now say—

 Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

 Observation:

 It takes the psalmist little time to reveal his purpose for this song. He is celebrating the deliverance of God from his enemies. He recognizes that God didn’t assist in the deliverance, He was the only reason for the deliverance!

 Application:

 I must remember that every victory in my life is a result of the power, presence and performance of God. He is the only reason that I succeed. He is the only reason I don’t receive judgment every time I fall short. He is the only reason I am loved. He is the only reason I exist.

 Few things…

 -Pressure and struggle is real. David faced them. Israel faced them. I will face them.

-When pressure comes, I have one place to run.

-The one I run to is able. He made heaven and earth and everything in it.

 Prayer:

Lord, you are my refuge, my help in trouble, my rescuer. May I not be foolish enough to believe that I can figure it out on my own. May every situation lead me closer to a full reliance upon you.

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