Vs. 12, “With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.” This psalm of David has a military in its approach. This psalm speaks of a recent defeat, but a confidence in the eventual outcome! Perhaps David had underestimated his enemies at this time. Yet, David did not run like a coward, but voiced his confidence in the Lord Almighty. David knows and asks that God will deliver those He loves (vs. 5)…Did you know that David means “Beloved”? We are beloved by God…not because of who we are…but because of the Jesus Christ His only Son!
Regarding application…We Are His Beloved. I think of all of those who suffer from doubt & low self-esteem. Perhaps we struggle with these things because we are forgetting something that David was already assured….that we are simply loved by God! Of course, we are all very right in looking at ourselves and thinking we are nothing. It’s true (From one vantage point)….but if we are truly nothing…than God would not have sacrficed His only Son. This is not some simple antidote to cure us from our doubts & fears of ourselves…but it is an exhortation to NEVER forget that you also are God’s “Beloved.” All you have to do is turn to John 3:16 to prove that! The road of life is never an easy one…and God doesn’t promise it will be easy either. But one thing He does promise us is, “he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Duet 31:6; Heb 13:5). As Paul wrote the Romans in Chapter 8, nothing can seperate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus! It’s okay to be scared…its okay to doubt at times….but don’t ever forget that God loves you! That is why David was able to triumph in desperate times….and that’s why “WE” are able to triumph in the Lord today!