Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless. Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies. (Psalm 108:12-13)
Through God We Can
There is a power within us that often remains untapped. It is strength beyond anything man can imagine yet we all possess it. Inner strength resides within each of us waiting to be brought forth by the clarion call of trust in God. Striving against the wiles of the devil is a struggle daily settling upon our hearts. The reason so many fall to the seduction of Satan is a failure to seek the only source of rebellion against the darts of the evil one. The power of God will help us rebel against the onslaught of wickedness seeking to destroy us. Trusting in men is useless and vain. There is no wisdom or knowledge in man that will help us overcome the devil. Satan can only be defeated by the power of God.
David knew the power of God in a very real way. Goliath was unstoppable. The army of Israel shrunk in fear for over a month at the railings of the warrior from Gath. When David stepped into the valley of Elah to face Goliath he knew that God was his helper. The valiant courage of David was fortified with the knowledge that the Lord would fight for him defeating all his enemies. The young shepherd boy also knew he could not win over Goliath without his own trust in the power of God. Victory came in simple trusting faith. There are many Goliath’s in our lives that we can never overcome without the power of God. Trusting in man is futile. Trusting in God is victorious.
Paul proclaimed his trust in the Lord when we writes, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” He knew the power of God in life to overcome everything. He calmly writes of his impending death in his letter to Timothy. His heart was filled with a valiant spirit of trust that whether to live or die it was gain for Christ. This spirit should not be lost on any of God’s people today. We can do mighty things through God if we will be trust Him. Whatever we do, whatever we gain, God must have all the glory because He is the one who will deliver us.
Jesus exhorts His disciples not to worry. Why? When we trust in the Lord there is nothing to worry about. Sickness? Financial uncertainty? World events? Personal conflicts? We can do valiant things with God. We can overcome. We can have the victory. We can slay the giants that stand against us. He will take away our fears. He will give us hope. He will assure our hearts that all is well. He will fight our battles. He will give us victory. Oh the mighty things we can do when we let the Lord be our guide.
Faith is to pray without doubting, without weariness, without faintness; entertaining no jealousies or suspicions of God, but being confident of God’s hearing us, and of His return to us. (Jeremy Taylor, Holy Living, 1650)