Read Psalm 124:1-8. Then ponder, where would you be “if it had not been for the Lord on your side?”
David said: If it had not been the Lord on my side, when men rose up against, they’d overtaken me. When my enemies rose up against me, if it had not been for the Lord on my side, they would’ve defeated me. If the Lord wasn’t on my side, then when men rose up against us, not only would they’ve defeated me, but they’d defeated me quickly. They’d swallowed us up quickly. If it had not been for the Lord on my side when the waters began to rise, when the floods began to come against us, we would’ve failed! If the Lord hadn’t been on our side the waters would’ve overwhelmed us. It is because the Lord was on our side that we were not overwhelmed and we weren’t defeated.
Every one of us could’ve written this psalm because if it hadn’t been for the Lord, we too would have been overwhelmed, washed up, and wiped out.
Jeremiah wrote in Lamentations 3:22-23, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
It is because of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed and because of Him that we are not defeated.
The Lord is on your side, and if the Lord is on your side, then you will not fail. You will not be overwhelmed. You will not be swept away. You will not be consumed. The Lord is always by your side and He is with you wherever you go.
Just like David…when people rise up against you, you’ll not be defeated.
Just like David…when calamity, trial or tribulation comes, you will not be overcome.
Just like David…the Lord is on your side!
Here are a few reminders of what that means for you!
Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. (Psalm 91:7 NLT)
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. (1 John 4:4)
I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord. (Psalm 118:17 NKJV)
I dream of a day that you’ll live like the Lord is on your side! I dream, of a day, that you’ll pray, believe, and dream like the Lord is on your side.
Tell me what would you believe for if you knew you couldn’t fail?