Changing Tides

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“The very moment I turn to You for a Father’s help, the tide turns and my enemies flee.
This one thing I know, God is on my side!” (Psalm 56:9)

Life can feel so upstream. Swimming against the current. If not in our personal lives, as onlookers of our world. Swimming against currents of paralyzing fear or disappointment, heartache, or just fill in the blank. Do you need the tides to change? Tides change when we “lay all our fears before the Lord and trust Him with all our hearts.” (Psalm 56:3)

The very moment we turn toward the Father, help is on the way. To turn toward something is to turn away from something else. This verse depicts an enemy at hand, all the currents that fight against us. This “upstream” life is for real. Is our victory “to know this one thing”? To know beyond a shadow of a doubt that “God is in our side.” He’s never against us. He is forever on the throne. He knows our everything and holds the whole world in His hands. When currents come to take us under, is it good to check our gaze? To make an about face?

“Turn” toward our only reliable source. We TRIUMPH as we trust in God’s promises with all our hearts. As we “use” our faith. (Ephesians l:17) Application reflects trust and calms the currents.

“Constantly using our faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside us, the resting place of His love will become the very source and root of our lives.” (Ephesians 4:17)

Have you taken hold of faith? Has the Lord taken hold of you?

The enemy “lays off” as we “lay hold” and claim what’s true. Let God’s Words leave your lips, use His Word as a weapon. Say it with me, “God, You are on my side.” Add in, “I can’t count on what I see, but I can count on what You say.” “You are my constant help. You are victorious.”

Lord, life can get so hard, thank You that You are our Champion Defender. You will never fail us. Help us stay rooted in You, to keep turning to You, our only true Source for rest and peace and an overcoming life! You are trustworthy, no matter what. To the end.
Amen & Alleluia.

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