At some point on our journey home, we will find ourselves under attack, by people or by the crushing weight of circumstances we could not foresee. When this happens, we need someone by our side. We need help we can count on.
We need the LORD, Yahweh, our covenant-keeping God.
Psalm 124 gives testimony of God’s help for Israel during times of attack.
When people attacked Israel, the LORD was on their side, providing a way of escape.
If the LORD had not been on our side
when people attacked us,
then they would have swallowed us alive
in their burning anger against us. (v. 2-3 CSB)
When God’s people were pummeled by waves of attack, the LORD kept His people from going under.
If the LORD had not been on our side…
Then the water would have engulfed us;
the torrent would have swept over us;
the raging water would have swept over us. (v. 1a, 4-5 CSB)
God’s people responded by blessing the LORD and recognizing that their help came from the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth. (v. 8 CSB)
The LORD is our help.
When waves of attack hit, call on His name.
The Maker of heaven and earth is on your side.
He will keep you from being overwhelmed.
Bless His name!
Father, You are my help when I am under attack. Without You on my side, I would go under. Thank You that Your name is near. You are the Maker of heaven and earth. Nothing is too difficult for You. Show me the way of escape. Keep me above the waves that surround me. Yahweh, I bless Your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.