The Battle Is His

by Chuck Adair on November 24, 2021

The Battle Is His

Psalm 144

 Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    and my fingers for battle;
 he is my steadfast love and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield and he in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples  under me.

 O LORD, what is man that you regard him,
    or the son of man that you think of him?
 Man is like a breath;
    his days are like a passing shadow.

 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down!
    Touch the mountains so that they smoke!
 Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;
    send out your arrows and rout them!
 Stretch out your hand from on high;
    rescue me and deliver me from the many waters,
    from the hand of foreigners,
 whose mouths speak lies
    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

 I will sing a new song to you, O God;
    upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
10  who gives victory to kings,
    who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
11  Rescue me and deliver me
    from the hand of foreigners,
whose mouths speak lies
    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

12  May our sons in their youth
    be like plants full grown,
our daughters like corner pillars
    cut for the structure of a palace;
13  may our granaries be full,
    providing all kinds of produce;
may our sheep bring forth thousands
    and ten thousands in our fields;
14  may our cattle be heavy with young,
    suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;  
may there be no cry of distress in our streets!
15  Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
    Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

Today’s Truth

Battles are circling all around us. When we rely on our own strength to get us through these trials and temptations, we will fail every time. If we allow God to fight on our behalf, we will find rest even in the chaos of the battle.

Discussion Questions
  1. What battles are you facing right now? Are you relying on your own strength to push yourself through? Who or what is fueling or strengthening you?
  2. What unrealistic expectations do you hold for yourself that might be blinding you from fully experiencing God’s grace?
  3. How have you seen God fight for you this week? How have you experienced rest in His presence lately?

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