Summer of Psalms

June 11, 2020

Let's dig right in to Psalm 118, verses 5 through 13:

    I called upon the Lord in distress:

The Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

    The Lord is on my side; I will not fear:

What can man do unto me?

    The Lord is with me:

Therefore I shall see my desire upon them that hate me.

    It is better to trust in the Lord

Than to put confidence in man.

    It is better to trust in the Lord

Than to put confidence in princes.

10    All nations surrounded me:

But in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.

11    They surrounded me; yea, they surrounded me:

But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

12    They swarmed around me like bees;

but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns:

For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

13    I was pushed back and about to fall:

But the Lord helped me.

Amid the wreckage that is so many of our situations during trying times we MUST NOT forget that the name we cry out in need is one of POWER!

Our GOD the LORD answers us, but on His terms.

He may set us in places and in times where we are in the open and exposed, but it is the trust we direct toward Him and Place in Him, that guides and comforts us.

What of men, what of Government, what of association can help us in need, it is HIM our Lord! that covers us.  Cry out to him…

Surrounded are we, and still He does not shrink away.
Sudden and forceful defeat befall our enemies, and our victory is His.

Don’t become trapped in your own mind concerning the way out today.
Cry out to your Father. He is listening, He is good.

Erin Bird Lead Pastor - Riverwood Church

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