- The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob set you up on high and defend you:
- Send you help from the sanctuary, and support, refresh and strengthen you from Zion.
- Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice, Selah.
- Grant you according to your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.
- We will shout in triumph at your salvation and victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners; the Lord fulfill all your petitions.
As long as we live upon this earth we will be subjected to trouble. How we respond to the trouble is how we receive the victory. He will come to our aid, sending us the needed help from on high. But He does require faith and honesty.
How did we get into the trouble? Are we perfectly innocent in His sight? We might be innocent in our own sight. But there are times when the Holy Spirit is doing a work down deep in our soul that only He can see. We usually do not know why things go wrong.
When we take our trouble the right way by bringing it to Him, we lay it out before Him and honestly ask for its removal. If He does not remove it, there must be a reason. This is when we need to know His voice, though we must always test the spirits. He will gently explain what He wants. What is it that He wants usually?
He always wants us to grow to become more like Him. So, He allows the perfect trial in our life that will accomplish this within us. Many times, for me lately the problem is about the following:
- My eyes are on my own weakness.
- My eyes are on the circumstances.
- I am believing the lies of the enemy.
When He brings this to my attention, I have to repent and then ask for His help in the area that I need help in. Then I can bring Psalm 20 to Him and say, “This is what Your Word says, now do as Thou hath said.” That is praying His covenant or promise and always works. Has He ever denied a need to one of His needy children? No, and He never will.
The answer is that I must put my spiritual eyes on the greatness of His power and love and know I am not alone in my battle. My trust must be in Him that is when we can sing the end of Psalm 20.
6. Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed: He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.
7. Some trust in and boast of chariots, and some in horses; but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God.
8. They are bowed down and fallen; but we are risen and we stand upright.
9. O Lord, give victory; let the King answer us when we call. Amp.