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I Am Your Deliverance

Psalm 35:1-3

Oppose my opponents, LORD; fight those who fight me. Take Your shields – large and small – and come to my aid. Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers, and assure me: “I am your deliverance.”

These verses are such a great comfort to widows and to other single women who do not have a man for a protector. This appeal by David to God to oppose his opponents is a cry with which we can all relate. Sometimes it just feels like the whole world is fighting against your efforts to move forward, and you need the strength of the Almighty to take one more step. Be assured that He is there, and He does oppose your opponents.  One of the Devil’s greatest tools is discouragement, and he will bombard you on every front to try to convince you to give up the fight. God, however, is with you in the battle, and He will deliver you!

David asked for help in both large and small matters. If the man who killed a giant with a stone needed God’s help in even the seemingly insignificant issues of life, so do we. God cares about the large and the small opponents who oppose you, and He will come to your aid. You have a protector and a defender, and He is Yahweh!

If you never have opponents, you will never see your need for God. I’m convinced that is why so many of our children desert Him when they leave home. They’ve never had to fight any real battles because we, as parents, have always fought for them. They head out the door invincible, and before long they have a fight they had not expected as God begins to draw them to Him in relationship.

As I study this passage closely, I see that David was really seeking assurance. Sometimes we just want to know we are not alone in the fight. Ask God to assure you that He is your deliverance, and trust Him to come through for you. This whole process of crying out to God, praying the matter through to completion, and trusting God to act is how we build relationship with Him and learn to trust Him. He is your victory! Watch Him deliver you and be amazed at His love for you!

Have a blessed day!

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