1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
As life sometimes seems to crumble around us, and we think of the things that go on and come against us; let us never lose sight that God is still in control, and He is still on the throne. Nothing, nothing at all, can happen unless He allows it. Thatís why we have to trust in Him that even when terrible things happen, there is a reason whether we understand it or not.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
We must learn to lean on Him more and find strength to praise Him even in our toughest of times. Davidís son died even after fasting and praying; yet David still worshipped God (2nd Samuel 12:14-20). Job lost everything and never blamed the Lord (Job 1:6-22). Paul and Silas were beaten, put in jail, and falsely accused yet still praised God (Acts 16:23-25). Let us look at these examples and walk by faith, not by sight.
2nd Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight:
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