For the director of music. A psalm of David. 1 May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. 2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. 3 May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. 4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. 5 May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. 6 Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. 8 They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. 9 Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
David here acknowledges the victory we have when we are in relationship with God. That We receive and live from the victory of the cross and who God is. David recognises the distress and pain we feel within this world however understands the victory we have in God. That our posture to win, is one of surrender. That whilst others have chariots and horses, we Trust God. The MSG translation puts it as “we’re making garlands for our God.”
When we find ourselves in moments of challenge, in moments when we fight against principalities and powers (not flesh and blood) we don’t fight with weapons of this world but surrender to knowing that God is a God who we can trust. We adorn him with praise & thanksgiving, trusting him to fight on our behalf.
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are victorious. Thank you that we can place our trust in you, our faith in you and you give victory to your anointed. Help us today, to trust you and rely on you. In Jesus Name, Amen
Written by Ps. Annique Botta