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God is for us!

God Is For Us—Who Can Be Against Us?

Well, man can. But we don’t have to justify ourselves before man—God has already justified us completely. And when what others say about us isn’t true, we don’t have to defend ourselves because God is our Defender and our rescue.

We are in the book of Psalms 59-61 and David is crying out for rescue from his enemies and from those who practice sin.

Psalms 59:1-4 says, “Rescue me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who rise up against me. 2 Rescue me from evildoers and save me from men of bloodshed. 3 Because look, Lord, they set an ambush for me. Powerful men attack me, but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine. For no fault of mine, they run and take up a position. Awake to help me and take notice.”

When we are thrown underneath the bus, God is for us!

David recognizes he needs to be rescued. Surely when we have enemies, it sends us to God. Having enemies when we have not done anything wrong is the worst. That struggle has caused me so much angst in the past. We wish people could just know the truth as we were thrown underneath the bus and slandered. But the truth is that even though what they say about us might not be true, something else is true about us.

God is our Stronghold.

In humility, we understand that we make mistakes and we are not perfect. But the good news is that we don’t have to justify ourselves before man. God has already justified us. But we will have to lay down our desire for their acceptance, which can sometimes be an idol. Instead of letting men be a stronghold of strife to us, we can let God be a stronghold of refuge for us.

As we place our enemies in His hands, we choose God’s acceptance and justification and let go of the perpetual need to defend ourselves. We can let out a big sigh, right? We can stay on the cycle of trying to please man or we can skip the drama and run to God. When our enemies rise against us, our God is our refuge and our Defender.

Scripture of the Day: Psalm 59:9-10

9 You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. 10 In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.

David had learned to rely on God’s strength. He had learned to go to God for His rescue, not to fickle man. David asked God to rescue and restore him, not man.

Psalm 60:11, “Give us aid against the foe, for human help is worthless.”

We can go through so much hardship because we depend on man. Or we can forgive and give man grace when he is fallible and depend on God. Do we wait for God’s rescue? Friends, we have a place we can go to when life gets to be too much. We can take a prescription from David.

Psalm 61:1-3, “God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer. 2 I call to you from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me, 3 for you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.”

  • Call out to God.
  • Pray to Him.
  • Carry our burdens to God.

Application:

  • We don’t have to justify ourselves before man.
  • God has already justified us completely.
  • Nothing else on this earth can be our rescue.
  • Only God can rescue us for eternity.
  • Trusting in God never leads to disappointment.

7-Fold One-Year Bible Reading Plan

Day #151: Psalms 59-61

Scripture of the Day: Psalm 59:9-10

Listen: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/niv/Ps.59

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