14. Psalm 60 ~ to remind me that I can do nothing, but God can do anything
O God, You have cast us off, You have scattered us, You have been displeased; O turn Yourself to us again. You have made the earth to tremble; You have broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shakes. You have shown Your people hard things: You have made us to drink the wine of astonishment. You have given a banner to them who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth, that Your beloved may be delivered. Save with Your right hand, and hear me.
God has spoken in His holiness: “I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the strength of My head; Judah is My lawgiver; Moab is My washpot; over Edom will I cast out My shoe; Philistia, triumph because of Me.”
Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? Will not You, O God, who had cast us off? and You, O God, who did not go out with our armies? Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for He it is who shall tread down our enemies.
This passage is part of a series of prayers taken directly from Scripture. Please join me in experiencing a new depth in our relationship with a personal God by praying the words from His Holy Bible. Read them aloud whenever possible, in a spirit of prayer to the Father, in the name of Jesus, trusting that He will receive them from your heart and answer the same way He answered the original writers.
But do not pray these prayers until you have first prayed to God in repentance of sin for salvation. If He is not your Father, that is where you must begin. You see, we are God’s enemies from birth, prone to follow our own will and reject His. But God loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to become sin for us, that we could become righteous before Him. We accept the righteousness of Christ by faith. This is the only way to please a holy God. This is where the relationship begins. If you have not accepted the gift of salvation, then the first prayer you need to pray is the one asking God to forgive you of your sins. I will not provide you with that prayer, because that is between you and God alone. No man can put those words in your mouth. But I will share the message briefly with you here, and if you need more, I will gladly talk with you further if you will contact me. God’s plan of salvation is demonstrated in both the Old and New Testaments because it is the message of the entire Bible to the entire world.
Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
If you have called on the name of the Lord to save you, I would like to know so we can rejoice together. The angels in heaven are already rejoicing.
Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2018