Daily Archives: December 31, 2010

In a tight spot?

Psalm 118:7

The LORD is with me; he is my helper.  I will look in triumph on my enemies.  NIV

I love that this reminder echoes the one I looked at yesterday.

Look at how this passage (verses 5-9) is paraphrased in The Message:

“Pushed to the wall, I called to God; from the wide open spaces, he answered.  God’s now at my side and I’m not afraid; who would dare lay a hand on me?  God’s my strong champion; I flick off my enemies like flies.  Far better to take refuge in God than to trust in people; Far better to take refuge in God than trust in celebrities.” MSG

I love that.  I’m pushed to the wall, but God is not constrained.

When I’m in a tight spot, I can call to Him, and he, unfettered, will answer.

Because God is on my side, because God is my helper, I have nothing to fear or to worry about.

I need to keep my focus on Him, my Savior, my Redeemer.

That’s what I’ll think about today.


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