1Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
2Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
In the Psalms we see David and other writers right down in the trenches where life is not always so pretty. As Christians, we can certainly identify with the Psalmists. The very nature of our weakness as humans is demonstrated in our wavering faith: some days the Lords seems so close, and yet other days He seems so far away.
Of course, this is aggravated by unbelievers (sometimes even other believers) who say, "There is no help for him in God."
Even David, a man after God's own heart, wrestled with his faith. That is a good thing for us, and is one of the reasons God has included the Psalms in His Word. If all of the Old Testament patriarchs and heroes never faced such things, where would that put us? If we saw the Old Testament Christians as perfect creatures, we would know that we could never be one of them.
Therein lies our help. As David found help in the Lord, no matter what the obstacles, so do we find help in the Lord. That may mean that we have to go against the views of the crowd, or our families, friends, and neighbors, but we are not left with no help.
Let us think about that today when impossible circumstances or discouragement seems to overwhelm us. God is our help; no other help is needed!
God Bless You,