It is God who arms me with strength
by Jordan Shipley
32 It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
He causes me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You make your saving help my shield,
and your right hand sustains me;
your help has made me great.
I found this passage both encouraging and humbling today. Sometimes, as a man, I can easily let myself start thinking I have to figure it all out myself, or “get it done” in my own power. When I find myself headed down that path or thought pattern, I typically beat my head against the wall working and striving and often to no avail. Deep down I know the times when things seem to be rolling are typically when I’m spending time seeking and consulting the Lord, asking His help and guidance in whatever I’m doing and letting Him control the outcomes. He is our teacher, He is our trainer, He is the one who “arms me with strength, and keeps my way secure”. When we strive or rely to heavily on our own power or our own understanding we can waste a lot of time and effort because we’re stubborn (especially me), and we want to think we are powerful and strong and that we can make ourselves great. It’s a humbling thing to realize He is our shield, it is his right hand that sustains us, He trains our hands for battle, it is HIS help can make us great – but it is true. I love how David, literally a King, views the Lord’s involvement in his life and his dependence on him, although as men, dependence does not come natural to us.
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