Provocative Devotion: Psalm 20

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
    May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and give you support from Zion!
May he remember all your offerings
    and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

May he grant you your heart’s desire
    and fulfill all your plans!
May we shout for joy over your salvation,
    and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!  Psalm 20:1-5

 “I got your back”. How encouraging are those words when you hear them from someone you know you can count on and trust no matter what. This Psalm is the epitome of God saying, “I got your back”. No matter what trouble I face I am told that the God of Jacob will protect me. If I am in dire straights I can be assured that help will be sent by God from His sanctuary. When I come to the Lord with the right heart I am assured He will receive my offering of praise and worship.

If God is willing to assure my salvation and I am going to rejoice over that greatest of all gifts, how can I not trust that He stand by me when I am in need. For God to help me from Heaven in the everyday stuff of life is a small thing compared to His sacrifice on my behalf for my salvation. Oh Lord I rejoice! I shout with delight and thanksgiving that you have have stretched forth your holy hand to to rescue me and give me life. God I love you and praise you! You alone are my rock and my salvation. Thank you for all your gifts and mercies. Nothing compares to you and the confidence you instill in me by your promise to never leave or forsake me.

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