Daily Devotional: Psalms 108:10-13
10 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 11 Is it not you, O God, you who have rejected us and no longer go out with our armies? 12 Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless. 13 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
We get so caught up in the things of this world that we worry or we get distracted and then we fail to accomplish what God wants from us. The world is full of all kinds of evil and it only seems to be getting worse.
God delivered Israel from their enemies and he will deliver us today. Our main enemy is not the other nations of the world but is Satan and the sin he uses to entangle us. Our hope is not in our own doing but in the blood of Jesus, in his death and his resurrection. It was in this way that he destroyed death – the one weapon that the devil holds over all mankind.
Whatever we face in our lives, we have the help of the Spirit of God to empower us and to intercede for us. Even when we don’t know how to pray, he is there with just the right words on our behalf. We know that God will use whatever we face for our good and to prepare us for that eternal home with him in glory.
Heavenly Father, how can I as a mere mortal even begin to approach you in all of your glory? It is with deep humility that I come before your throne but also with boldness in the name of Jesus your Son and my Savior. I am thankful that it is a throne of grace and that you are willing to accept me as your child. Give me a greater faith so I will keep focused on the things above and not let the affairs of this world distract me from your service. Give me wisdom to use what you have given me to help others in their service to you. I pray in the name of Jesus.