“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,” Let Israel now say—
Imagine for a moment what it would be like not having the presence and protection of the Lord. Without Him, we would be helpless against the storms of life. We would be left to our own devices, relying on our own strength and wisdom to navigate through the trials that come our way.
Praise be to God! He has promised to be our refuge, our ever-present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1).
The Lord’s presence in our lives is active and transformative. He is leading us, guiding us, and fighting on our behalf. When the enemy rises up against us, the Lord raises a standard of deliverance (Isaiah 59:19). When we stumble or fall, He extends His mighty hand to lift us back up (Psalm 37:24). When we are weak, He becomes our strength (2 Corinthians 12:9). Truly, if it had not been the Lord who was on our side, we would have perished.
Let your heart be filled with gratitude for the Lord’s presence in your life. Proclaim that your help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121:2). When you are faced with uncertainty or despair, remember that you are not alone. The Lord is with you, and in His strength we have the assurance of victory.
Lord, thank You for being my ever-present help in times of trouble. I know that without You, I am hopeless and helpless. Help me to remember that You are my refuge and deliverer, and in You, I find strength and victory. Guide me through the storms of life and lead me into the assurance of Your love and faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, amen.