Thursday, February 21, 2008

Words of Encouragement

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah
Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins
. - Psalm 68:19-21

God’s Sovereignty. The Sovereign God saves. This psalm of David is one of rejoicing in the wondrous works of God. This psalm is one of contrast. The song sings of how the righteous will be blessed and protected, while the wicked will be cursed and destroyed. It is a song of reminder of how God will take care of the widows, the fatherless (and the motherless); how he will release the prisoners from the bondage they are in. This song reminds us of what our God can do.

In these verses, we are told to praise God, who is our savior (our redeemer). It reminds us that not only are we saved from our sins, but also he bears our burdens daily. That means whatever you are facing today God is carrying the weight. We sometimes get in the way and try to get back under the weight of that thing, but God has removed the weight from us and he carries it himself because of our seal of righteousness given by his son.

Today let us remind ourselves who God is. The devil wants to discourage someone today, but I come to remind you we serve the God that saves. He comes and brings us an escape from death. Escape from the death of our hopes, the death of our trust, and any death that the enemy wants to press upon our lives. We do not have to worry about what the enemy will try to do to us, because God is bigger than our problems and surely he will crush the head of the enemy.

I pray for us today that we find strength for today in knowing we serve a God that saves. He saves us from our sins. He saves us from our situation and our circumstances. He has better for us than what the enemy says he does. Help us God not to listen to the lies but to hold on to the truth, you have a way set for us and you will fulfill it in us.