Strength and Encouragement

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us and no longer go out with our armies?
12 Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 108:10-13

Verse twelve of this passage is interesting. The writer is asking for strength and encouragement without using those terms. Now, in verse 13 the psalmist also realizes that God could and does crush Israel’s enemies when He needs to (but usually not before disciplining Israel first because of their bad actions).

The psalmist is 100% correct: human help is worthless when going up against a sizeable enemy. Human help is also worthless when going up against spiritual enemies.

Make no mistake, Christians are engaged in spiritual battles every day whether we know it or like it or not. The enemy will do what it can to prevent, slow down, or frustrate progress with God.

That’s why a daily – or hourly – cry to God for help is critical. Let’s face it, on our own strength we cannot conquer anything. With His help, encouragement, and strength, we can do all things in Christ.

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