January 5, 2018
God Is on My Side
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the LORD.
Many, LORD, are asking, "Who will bring us prosperity?" Let the light of your face shine on us. Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:1-8
God is on your side! He brings relief. He delivers mercy. He hears your prayer. And ... God does all things right. Others may try to discredit your reputation and spread lies. But know this--regardless of what others say, God says, "You are mine!" He has set you apart. He calls you "faithful servant." The eternal God listens when you talk to Him.
The only thing to do for those who oppose you and God is to surrender. In the depth of their heart they know that battling the Almighty is futile. If they were wise, God's enemies would worship and trust Him. People are never satisfied and always want more. But God satisfies us with His presence and fills our hearts with joy.
So live with God's peace throughout the day and sleep well tonight. Even when you are vulnerable, God is watching out for you. He will surround you with His protection. His presence will be with you through this short life on earth and forever in heaven.
Father, thank You for being on my side. Thank You for Your relief, mercy, and protection. Thank You for listening as I pray. Thank You for satisfying my soul. In Jesus' name. Amen.