Psalm 124 – God Is on Your Side

by | Jul 16, 2020


“If the LORD had not been on our side…” (Psalms 124:1)

I want to begin weaving this thought into my mornings. “If the LORD had not been on my side…” provides a phenomenal reality check. If God had not been on your side, where would you be today? More importantly, who would you be today—if God hadn’t been for you?

The psalmist remembers the ruthless enemies and countless hardships that the people of Israel encountered throughout the generations. And he’s just in awe, thinking about all that the LORD has protected them from. The psalmist knows that if the LORD had not been on their side—Israel wouldn’t have been around for long.

When we think about our entire life, I’m not quite sure we realize just how much God has saved us from. Take this pandemic. I’ll bet on it that if the LORD had not been on our side, this world would’ve been hit horrifically harder than it is right now. Yes, we experience pain and loss in this life, but I wonder how much of it that God is actually shielding us from. I wonder how much evil that God in his love for us is holding back from wiping out the entire human race along with our planet Earth. Although we commit many, I wonder how many sinful and destructive choices God has prevented us from doing without us even knowing. If God hadn’t been for us, how paralyzed we would be in our sinful-broken human condition, separated from the life and healing that is in Jesus Christ, and on our way to a rightfully deserved place of eternal judgment.

Praise the Father, that he is on our side and has sent Jesus Christ to literally save us from the worst. And now, we get to wake up each morning and ponder on this fantastic question, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31)

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