The Psalmist was remembering the goodness and mercy that the Lord had shown Israel when in trouble from their enemies. Because He was with them they were not destroyed when evil men rose up against them, they were not destroyed by flood waters, they were not destroyed by the snare that was laid for them.
You may be in a place today where there are people who are rising up against you. They are attacking you. They are trying to destroy you. They have set a snare to trap you. You may be in a place of flood waters. You are drowning in financial debt. You are being flooded by grief. You are drowning in a sea of anger and bitterness. The problems you are facing with family or on your job are like flood waters trying to sweep you away in its current.
Let this be a reminder to you this morning. If you are a Christian, if you are born-again, the Lord is with you. He is on your side. And because He is on your side you will not be swallowed up, you will not become their prey, you will escape from the snare. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. The Lord is on your side. The Lord is your helper. The Lord is with you. So say with the Psalmist... my help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth... blessed be the Lord.
Have a great day. Because the Lord is on your side, you will not be destroyed.
For further reading:
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
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