LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around. Arise, O LORD; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah (Psalms 3:1-8, NKJV).

Enemies come in many forms. They may be various difficulties that we have in our life. They may be things we internalize; preventing ourselves from our goals. They may be real live enemies set against us. Either way, one tactic seems common: the accusation that there is no help for you in the Lord. Our enemies (be it ourselves or otherwise) always want to tell us that there is no point in asking God for help. We are prone to think that God helps those who help themselves and He certainly won’t help us. But Salvation belongs to the LORD! It is not ours, it is not our enemies, it is His and His alone.

I don’t think your enemy wants you to know that! The bottom line today is this: will I trust my enemy who is set against me, or the Lord who alone has the power of Salvation?

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