9Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
10Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
11Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
12Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
They were being crushed by their enemies; things could not have looked worse. Where was God in all of this? God had cast them off to the point that it seemed that God Himself had refused to go out with their armies. Where could David turn? Nowhere!
What does God have to do in our lives to get us to the point that we realize that we do not have the strength to live this life on our own? Nothing that the world offers will help, for vain is the help of man. It sounds so simple, does it not? Why, then, is that such a hard lesson for us to learn?
When all seemed to be lost; when even God had forsaken him, David turned back to God.
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.
It is so very difficult for us to trust in God whom we cannot see. We are much more prone to go to the world again and again for help with our problems. Yes, there is much the world has to offer, and God has blessed man with much wisdom and knowledge. It is not wrong for us to seek the help He has provided, but spiritually, there is nowhere else to go.
When we take the time to think through our circumstances, could it be that our heart is in the wrong place? God loves His children with an absolute love; in return He only asks for our allegiance to Him. We cannot serve two masters!
Why should we forsake the world? We should forsake the world for it is only through God that we will do valiantly. Let us, by the grace of God, seek His face, alone. Let us go to Him and immerse ourselves in His love, joy, and peace. Through God, all things are possible!
God Bless You,