I read Psalm 20 this morning and thought it really fits this whole Post for Life idea. The chapter starts out with “May the Lord answer you when you are in distress,” and then a little later David writes, “May we shout for joy over your victory.”
Post for Life is just that—a calling out to God in the midst of distressing times and a cyber-shouting to the world that real victory lies in the hands of God. If you missed what I’m talking about, you can check out yesterday’s post HERE.
A little farther down in the Psalm comes this verse, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
Someone mentioned to me today how perhaps new leadership in our government would be the answer to helping the world get to a better place. That might be true. Just like stricter laws and a stronger United Nations might help curb some of the violence, but none of that answers the state of the human heart.
Only God can fix that.
And he wants to.
When I listen to the news or read through my Facebook feed, I struggle to see that God really is in control, that he knows what he’s doing, and that he will set things right.
I think I forget, or maybe it’s doubting, because he seems so silent. I expect him to charge in, so the whole world can see the truth, but he doesn’t do that….at least not yet anyway. So what’s the deal?
I know he’s promised that he’s coming and that he’s planned for there to be an end and a new beginning. And I suppose that our world has seen even more tragic times than these. Still, these are our days to be stranded on the battlefield and to hope and pray and wait.
King David, the warrior king, wrote Psalm 20. He knew about chariots and horses, about strategies and plans. He knew about discipline and courage and the usefulness of power. He knew how to wage a war and win a battle, but he didn’t trust in any of that. When it came down to true victory, he put his trust in the Lord God.
We must do all that we can and trust. Be strong, courageous, stand up for what’s right, and we must trust that God will bring the victory.
And victory will come. It will cheer for the one who holds the keys to death and life, and it will dismiss time and empty the grave.
God is our hope and our salvation.
If you believe that, will you join us on Friday, August 22 at 7:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time) and post some hope on Facebook or Twitter or whatever social media you use?
Will you Post for life?