I Will Wednesday 2/24/21

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It’s “I WILL Wednesday!”

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6

Throughout David’s life, he faced many enemies.  From the Philistine champion, Goliath, when he was just a teenager to his own son, Absalom, later in life;  David fought literally his entire life.  The number of enemies David faced over his life are too many to count; however, God gave David the victory every time. David was truly a great king and mighty warrior, but he in no way tried to take glory for himself. God deserves all the honor and David did not fail in giving it all to Him. Psalm 118 is a psalm of thanksgiving and praise to God for His saving grace.  David penned this psalm, not only for himself, but for the entire nation of Israel. 

In this psalm, David expresses, from a place of distress, when he called out to God, God answered him. What a powerful blessing!  “God answered him”. When we are in distress, we have Someone we can call, who WILL answer us. But He doesn’t just answer like if we called a friend on the phone to talk about our day. He answers us by exercising His Power in our lives. This is what He did for David, and this is what he does for us.       

David says that God “set him in a broad place”. In other words, God placed him in a place where he was able to move. David was feeling the pressure of his enemies surrounding him, he was dealing with the frustration of his options dwelling away. But God answered him, and put distance between him and his enemies. God put David in a place where he could relax, be refreshed, be reminded of who he was, and watch the power of God work in his life.

David knew the Lord was with him in all aspects of his life, and based on his faith in God he could find rest and not be afraid of the issues that were caused by his enemies.  It is in the presence of God where he found support and comfort. It was there where David could say completely that he would not fear!  He did not rest in his own abilities, but rested completely in God. What could man do to him with God on his side? This is why David could say “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

We can say the same thing today.  Yes, we have enemies, and yes, they want to harm us.  But with God on our side we can say like David, “I WILL not fear!”  What can our enemies who are beneath God do to us? What can the devices of man which are beneath God do to us?  Even when we face the hardest trials, in God we are victorious (2 Cor 5:8).  No weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17) We WILL not fear! I WILL not fear!

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6

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