“It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters. It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert. It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers. The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
Remember how the enemy has mocked you, Lord, how foolish people have reviled your name. Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever. Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land. Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name. Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long. Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.”
Today’s verses begin with a walk through a few of the victories that God has brought about.
There is such a message of hope there for us. When we look around and see the chaos, the mess, the problems, the troubles, we should remember that we are not to keep our eyes on the difficulties. We fix our eyes on the Lord. Look at what He has done in the past. Look at what He is doing right now. Look to His Word to see what He will do in the future.
Yes, there are dark places but He is the Light and He will bring that Light to us. Rest assured. Victory is certain.
Jesus, I am going to trust You for victories. This isn’t about what my eyes see. It’s about what Your Word says.