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Trusting and Waiting

Trusting and Waiting
Psalm 20.

I read an Our Daily Bread (ODB) post by Amy Peterson, a while back, which blessed me, it was a great encouragement to trust in God.

Recently, I was reminded of how battles were won in the Bible - it was through trusting God. The victory was not based on the preparations - though important, but on the "trust in the name of the LORD our God" (as David recalls in Psalm 20:7).

It became a God pattern:
  • God gives Gideon victory with 300 men, rather than 32000. Judges 7:2
  • God gives Joshua victory by soldiers and priests marching around Jericho. Joshua 6.
  • God gives David victory over Goliath by the name of the Lord and a stone. 1 Samuel 17:45.

And there is one, about a scared king who in the face of battle appointed men "to praise the Lord because of His glory and holiness." God showed up, God fought for them, but more than that, from the spoils of victory God made provision for a nation: "There was so much it took three days to collect all of it." 2 Chronicles 20:25.

Reflect & Pray
How does knowing that God sees your waiting and hears your cry encourage you?
May the Lord answer us as we wait and trust in Him; Casting all our cares on Him because He cares for us.

God bless you exceedingly,
Sam.

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