“You armed me with strength for the battle,” Psalm 18:39a (NIV)
David sang these words in a song he wrote to God. He was thankful for His saving him from Saul. David had hidden in caves for years in order to escape from Saul and the king’s vow to kill David.
His LORD has saved David from defeat. The Father does this for each of us even in this 21st Century. God does this in any way he chooses.
1.) By allowing us to take the high road in a circumstance when it appears to be the harder path.
2.) By speaking to us through the scriptures and meditations.
3.) By answering our prayers.
We should never try to manipulate God into doing more for us. When we receive from Him, we are to be humble, accepting, and thankful.
I realize there are times God answers our prayers by withholding that for which we have asked. Sometimes He even answers in a way that is directly opposite of our request. When either of these results comes to us, we have to learn to accept that God has something better in store. We have to trust Him for each outcome.