May the Lord grant all your requests.
6 Now this I know:
The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
9 Lord, give victory to the king!
Answer us when we call!
We have victory in Jesus! It cannot be understated. Rejoice in it! We have been freed from indentured servitude to sin to be free to follow God. We were born to worship. Let us worship the One who laid down His life for us.
Regardless of whether we are successful at any secular endeavor in life, we have been made more than conquerors through Jesus Christ. Since God is for us, who can be against us? Remember – you have been blessed with every spiritual blessing. When we overcome sin by receiving Christ, we are given special access to God’s victory banquet that will be held in Heaven. Many were invited, but few have been chosen. We must prepare ourselves for the victory we already have. Let us not be dawdle with trivial things.
The Challenge of Chariots
Which is easier – to put our trust in an army of the most highly trained, best equipped, and (apparently) loyal army to protect us, or to put our trust in the Lord our God for our protection?
We are often more prone to put our trust in what we can see rather than what we cannot see:
- Elisha’s servant could not see the army of God that was sent to protect them from the Armenians
- Balaam could not see the angel of the Lord standing in the path of his donkey
- The Assyrians never saw the angel of the Lord when He put to death one hundred and eighty-five thousand of them to deliver Israel
- Unless the Lord watches over the house, the guards stand watch in vain.
Those who trust in the world’s help will fall, but those who trust in God will stand firm. Daniel stood firm and prayed to God when he was told he could only pray to the king. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego stood firm and refused to worship an idol. There are many others. The greatest to stand firm was Jesus Christ, who allowed Himself to be crucified for us.
An Amazing Answer
God answers the call of His children. He has an answer prepared before we even complete the request! God greatly desires to answer our call to Him! He eagerly waits to hear from us. What good Earthly father would ignore their children’s cries for help? God is truly good, and with compassion and joy desires to answer us. Let us be patient as we wait for His response!
A Qualifying Question
So, let’s ask ourselves a question: Am I trusting in God for victory, or in someone or something else?
A short prayer of preparation:
Father in Heaven, You have given me victory through the victory You provided to Christ through resurrection. Let me never forget Your sovereignty over all that You created. Strengthen me in my struggles, and hear my cries for help, O Lord. You have said that You answer our requests even before they are out of my mouth. Watch over me this day Lord God. Grant me victory in every area of my life. May my path be set straight and upon You and Your Word only, Lord God. This I ask in Jesus’ Name, Amen.