Psalm 44:4 You are my King and my God; you command victories for Jacob. 5 Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down our assailants. 6 For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me. 7 But you have saved us from our foes, and have put to confusion those who hate us. 8 In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever.
I love the way the psalmist recognizes God as the source of victory in battle. True, there are people doing the actual fighting, but it is not their fighting skill or their weapons or any other earthly thing that explains their success. Rather, “through your name we tread down our assailants”.
One of the things we talk about a lot at Rejoice, the church I serve as pastor, is that God is our provider. It may be our hands that do the work, but the fruit comes from God. When we internalize this truth it sets us free to be generous. We know we can give to others because God is making sure we have what we need. This is especially important in times like these, when provision appears to be drying up both in the stock market and the job market.
I don’t know what the future holds, nor do you. But our God does. He can be trusted to anticipate our needs and find ways to care for us. Our God carries this burden so we don’t have to. Trust that today dear brothers and sisters.
Heavenly Father, give us eyes to see your hand at work as we move through these frightening times. Amen.