Had It Not Been For the LORD

“ ‘Had it not been the LORD who was on our side,’ Let Israel now say, ‘Had it not been the LORD who was on our side when men rose up against us…’ ” (Ps 124:1-2)

Notice the use of the past tense, ‘had it not been’ implies that the victory has already been seized and that the time of turmoil and terror has passed.  The psalmist reminds us that we must seek the LORD in times of trial and then give credit to Him when the trial has been overcome.

Once our health is returned, or we have the new job, or our loved ones have recovered, we can make the mistake of rising from our bended knees and give credit to the doctors, our well-written resume, or the “coincidences” that led us back from the brink.  Yet, all of these things are merely tools in the hand of the Maker.  Does God use doctors? Yes.  In the same way that He uses coincidental meetings, kings, rulers, kindly strangers, and His own people to fulfill His plans.

Can we be thankful for the tools that fashioned the victory? Yes, and rightfully so.

But never forget the Carpenter that wields these tools – all glory goes to Him.  If He were not on our side, it would not matter who else was.

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.’ ” (Mk 10:27)

Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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