Psalm 18:32-34 – “The God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”
Sometimes, we sense inwardly that we are wholly insufficient in ourselves to win our present battle.
The opposition is too strong.
They seem to have greater resources than we have.
Perhaps momentum is on their side and we are in a current state of weakness, battle-fatigue or confusion.
King David, the human author of Psalm 18, had a history with God that he mentions here. In past battles, God had given David supernatural strength from God’s own inexhaustible resources. David details that God kept him upright when other forces were trying to cause David to fall. Like the agile feet of a deer on a rocky slope, David was able to stand firm in battle during times when others who do not trust in God would have fallen. David describes the strength of his hands as coming from God also. When he was fatigued from long battles, but needed to raise up his weaponry again to conquer the approaching enemy, David found that he again had every ounce of necessary strength to bend the bow and let the arrow fly. David, perhaps more than anyone in the Old Testament, watched God take care of his enemies on an ongoing basis.
Sometimes, we want clear proof that we have all that we will need BEFORE the moment of battle finds us. This is a faith-issue with us. We must, like David, remember that God has come through in past seasons of warfare, and that He will not leave us without resources for both the present fight and the coming conflicts.
We have this guarantee from our Father, but it is often only accessible through our trust in the very moment when we need it. Grace for the battle appears when the battle begins and lasts until the opposition is removed.
We must trust that God will release the necessary resources at the moment they are required.
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