For the believer, we can remind ourselves–even in the midst of external and internal attacks that God is for us.
Sunday #turningpoint: This is know: God is for me (Psalm 56:9b).
Like David, we too will find ourselves under attack:
- from those who used to be with us or for us,
- from those who have always been against us, and
- from the Devil.
These source(s), size and span attacks are designed to:
- attack our safety and serenity,
- attack our character and commitment, and
- attack our confidence and faith in the Lord–making us afraid.
God is for His committed followers because He chose to be, not because we deserve Him.
Because God is for us:
- we can ask and appreciate His grace—the demonstration of His pity or mercy on us because of keeping His promise to us and keeping true to His own character (vs. 1);
- we can choose faith over fear (vs. 3);
- vs. 4,10: Choose to remember praises (testimonies) and what God did that invoked praise.
- vs. 4,10: Choose to remember promises that invoked praise when God kept them.
- vs. 4,10: Choose to remember the person of God—who He is, what He does, and how He is able.
- we can expect results when we pray (vs. 9); and
- we can shift from pausing to acting and from panic to praise (vs. 10).
Often, the blessing comes as we obey or after we obey; so completely do what He says.
If God is for us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31); so do what God is calling you to do!
Question(s) for growth:
- How might you be under attack right now or in the past?
- What memories can help you choose faith over fear?
- Knowing God is for you, if a committed follower of the Lord through faith in Jesus Christ, what will you do next?
- How can the church help you or be praying for you? (Share here or send us your prayer request at email@example.com).