Psalm 118:5-9 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
This verse reminds me of a great failure in my life. I do call upon the Lord whenever I am in trouble or distress. He does answer me and has brought me out into that large place many times. I know that He is on my side. I know that He takes my part. I know it is better to trust in the Lord BUT!!
I must admit that I often look to people. I get in trouble and I begin to think that this or that person will help me. I look to family. I look to friends. I expect people to get me out of trouble.
I think that this verse is saying plainly that our trust has to be in the Lord. That He is the one that will work in our lives. I have been guilty of looking around and expecting human deliverance. Have you?
Then I can get upset or hurt that they do not seem to care or notice when God’s plan all along was that I should look to Him and trust Him. I can even be guilty of trying to blame God that they (friends or family) didn’t notice my need and help me.
I am sure that you might not get the point here but it is simple. I need to look to God. I need to quit looking for political solutions, family or friends to get me out of trouble, but rather trust God.
People may and will come along side to help but even then it is the Lord that takes my part with them. I am guilty of being very fleshly. Doing what I can do and working out my solutions. I am afraid that God is often the last person I look to when He should be the first.
I want to fear God and Him alone today. I want to look to Him and trust Him. I want to deepen my relationship with Him.