We Shall Do Valiantly

Whenever the Lord positions men and women around us to give aid it is a blessing, for He also works through us to give aid to others and demonstrate His love. However, when we are faced with an insurmountable difficulty what do we do? Throughout our lives we will face obstacles where the help of man is of no use. These are the life-threatening, career-terminating, relationship-ending, financial-collapsing types of crises that make us cry out to God for deliverance. Let us praise God, for it is here we will know Him on a deeper level. “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.”  (Psalm 119:71). If the help of man cannot bail us out of a circumstance, then at last we can lean on the Everlasting Arms without distraction and for our sure deliverance. He has brought us to this Red Sea to learn to confidently rest in Him while He makes a way for us to cross on dry land. In Him we shall do valiantly.

For each humanly impossible situation we face, let Him reveal what He wants us to know Him as by asking: What do You desire to be to me in this situation? Consider just a few of the names of God found in scripture, and let Him reveal what He desires us to know Him as in this hard place:

  • Jehovah Elohim – Lord Strong and Mighty
  • Jehovah Jireh – Lord will Provide
  • Jehovah Elyon – Lord Most High
  • Jehovah Mekaddishkem – Lord our Sanctifier
  • Jehovah Nissi – Lord my Banner
  • Jehovah Rapha – Lord who Heals
  • Jehovah Roi – Lord my Shepherd
  • Jehovah Saboath  – Lord of Hosts
  • Jehovah Shalom – Lord our Peace
  • Jehovah Shammah – Lord is Present
  • Jehovah Tsidkenu – Lord our Righteousness
  • Jehovah Gmulot – Lord of Recompense
  • El Roi – God who Keeps Watch/Sees
  • El Shaddai –  God Almighty

 

Psalm 108: 12-13

“Our Beloved wants us to know Him intimately and walk with Him daily. This may be just the difficulty we needed to let go of our own independent know-how and tendency to put our hope in the help of man. “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.”

Hymn: How Great Thou Art
circa 1885

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze

And when I think of God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

Chorus:
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art