Psalm 54:7 -“For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.”
Every few years our culture seemingly invents a new word or changes the definition of an existing word. When I was 5 bad was bad but then when I turned 13 all of a sudden bad was good. The same thing happened on another level with the internet, if you would have used the words “I’m surfing the web” 30 years people would have thought you were crazy. Crazy is a word that used to mean insane but now means good apparently as well. Wild used to be a word that was used for children who misbehaved now it means something like crazy.
Definitions are changing and new words are being invented. One of those new words is ginormous (even as I typed it might computer recognized it), it means something big, well in fact something that is bigger than big. As I read David’s words in Psalm 54, especially verse 7 that is the words that come to mind, his words are ginormous. Think about the magnitude of what he says don’t just skim over it, let it truly hit you because if you do it will wreck you (in a good way, remember definitions are changing). His words are ginormous and if they are true they are paradigm shifting, world changing, life altering: “God has delievered me from every trouble. ” That is impossible isn’t it? Perhaps and at the very least it is impossible to believe for God certainly hasn’t delievered us from every trouble has He?
So how could David make that statement? How could he believe it was true? Simply put because it IS true. God has delivered David from every trouble. Were there some that he lost the battle too? Oh yes, make no mistake about that. David won some victories and David lost some battles, sometimes it seemed that for David the troubles had won but they hadn’t. God truly did deliever him from all of his troubles, and if we are followers of Jesus Christ He will deliver us from all of our troubles as well.
Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying if you follow Jesus your life will be perfect and you will live your best life now. That statement is out of touch with reality. I am however saying some ginormous words, “If you are a follower of Jesus, God really will deliver you from all your troubles.”
When and where? Not here and not now. He may give you victory over some of your troubles and He certainly will give you grace to sustain you in troubles, but Jesus made us a promise, “in this world you will have trouble,” so guess what, troubles will come to us. Yet God will deliver us from all of our troubles, not here, not in this world, but in the next. When the kingdom of God comes in its fullness and Jesus gives us the new heaven and the new earth then we will inherit the promise of a life “where there is no weeping or crying or mourning or pain.” Then God will deliver us from all of our troubles, so with John in Revelation let us pray, “even so come quickly Lord Jesus.” To God be the glory!