Rise up and help me, Yahweh! Come and save me, God! For you will slap them in the face, breaking the power of their words to harm me. For the Lord alone is my Savior. What a feast of favor and bliss he gives his people!
Pause in his presence Psalm 3:7-8 TPT
Continuing on with the remaining part of this Psalm of David fleeing from Absalom, the last part in this translation is entitled, The Secret of Strength. It took me a few minutes to figure out just how they came up with that, but if you’ll allow me to share my thoughts.
First of all he cried out for help. Regardless of what you’ve been sold over the years, it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help! In fact that is by far the most important lesson we can learn. When you cry for help, you’re relying on your covenant partners strengths and abilities, not your own. Somehow we’ve bought into the notion that we must figure it out and do it on our own, that God created us to rule and reign and by cricky, we must do it! But the bible says we rule and reign with Him and that, my friend, is partnership.
Strength also allows God to deal with our enemies and the words and deeds they’ve hurled at us. By allowing your partner to do His part, you become more focused on what He is able to do, and less focused on your inabilities.
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Then David gives all glory to God by proclaiming that He alone is my Savior. Again, it takes the focus off of us and places it where it belongs–on Him. All through the Psalms and in every situation David faced, even in his rantings about his enemies, he always shifted to phrases highlighting Gods ability to save and deliver. Talking about what a mighty deliverer God is.
He closes with the benefits of leaning into Gods strength, His favor and blessings. Can you just take a moment and thank Him for that? To tell Him how eternally grateful you are for all He has done for you. In the middle of your mess, tell Him how thankful you are that He is strong even when you are not. Tell Him how much you trust Him and love Him, that regardless of the supposed outcome, He always causes ALL things to work together for your good because you love Him.
Today I’ll Leave It All To Him,