Our God Saves

Alexandra Hoover

Day: 30 | Plan: When Words Fail

Today's Reading: Psalm 35

Psalm 35:10 (ESV) "All my bones shall say, 'O LORD, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?'"

Have you ever been so hurt by something or someone that it keeps you up at night, tossing and turning, asking God to fix it? Maybe you've asked God to bring justice and avenge you.

That's what we see in Psalm 35. David was in the middle of turmoil and begged God to go to battle or contend for him. (Psalm 35:1)

This psalm shows us how David wrestled with some hard and challenging feelings as a result of the conflict between him and King Saul. David understood that only God could rescue him from his current despair.

We see David crying out, anticipating God's saving. You and I are allowed to have these same feelings. In the midst of them, we can also choose to remember the truth of who God is. Psalm 35:10 says, "All my bones shall say, 'O LORD, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?'" David ultimately knows that God is faithful and delivers His people.

God will come through for us even if our situation seems hopeless. Our God goes to battle for us. (Deuteronomy 20:4)

At some point in our lives, we will find ourselves in a position where we may want God to avenge or vindicate us against others. Instead of seeking revenge or vindication, we would do well to remember that God has been faithful and has gone before us. We can trust in God's good and sovereign timing. (Romans 8:28) God is our hope and our salvation, in every circumstance and season of life. (Exodus 15:2, Psalm 118:14)

Psalm 35 ends with David proclaiming God's righteousness and praises all day long. (Psalm 35:28) He reminds us that no matter the outcome or circumstance, we are to worship and honor God, and never lose hope.

Prayer: God, thank You for Your sovereign faithfulness and loving character. Help us to remember that You are our warrior, and You always go to battle for us. We do not have to fear but can trust in who You are and how You love us. We love You, and we thank You. In Jesus' name, amen.

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