Day 108, Psalm 108
David is praising God in this psalm and also asking for God’s help. David praises God because he knows where his true help comes from. He knows there are some victories that only God can win for him. I have prayed my own version of verse 12 and 13, when I faced struggles too large to fix on my own. Yesterday’s psalm said something similar. The psalmist was writing about the men lost at sea. “(they) were at their wits’ end [all their wisdom was useless].”
In his own desperate situation, David, the warrior, prayed:
Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless. With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes. Psalm 108:12-13
Both Psalm 107 and 108, although written over 500 years apart, teach us to pray and ask God for help in all situations, no matter how far lost we think we are. We are also encouraged to be thankful and to praise God’s mighty name.
David’s words of praise:
“Your love is so extravagant, it reaches higher than the heavens! Your faithfulness is so astonishing, it stretches to the skies! Psalm 108:4 TPT
I think I’ve heard a few pastors say. “Go and do likewise”.
See you tomorrow for Psalm 109.