Psalm 124 was of great encouragement to me, personally this morning in my prayer time.  A number of friends and family are going through truly hard times right now.  We are all tempted in times like these to think that things will never turn good for us again, that God will not be for us what we need Him to be.  Dear friend (and my own soul) put your eyes and mind on these precious promises from our Lord.

Had it not been the Lord who was on our side,” let Israel now say, “Had it not been the Lord who was on our side when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the waters would have engulfed us, the stream would have swept over our soul; then the raging waters would have swept over our soul.”

Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us to be torn by their teeth.  Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; the snare is broken and we have escaped.  Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  Psalm 124

Those who are against us, the people, pain, sadness, sickness, sin, Satan, himself, have not and will never overcome us because God is on our side!  Look at this and believe!!  These things will NOT swallow you alive, engulf you, sweep over your soul, tear you to pieces, hold you in a trap.  Even if you cannot do anything else today, just acknowledge that these promises are true about you.  

Then make yourself go do this good thing… go have coffee with a loving friend and read the words of Psalm 124 alound to each other a few times.  Tell each other these things are true, because they are!

You may be in a place of deep struggle, today, but you WILL NOT be overcome!  God will protect you!