With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 60:12
All around the world there are physical battles occurring. People are fighting other people. There are enemies that are out to destroy and conquer other people or groups.
Each one has their own purpose for going into battle. Some are small individuals, completely on their own, while other battles are grand scale, whole nations or larger.
Those who are being attacked will often rise up to fight. They will seek help from others to raise enough power to stop the enemy.
However, there are also many who will just cower and not seek victory against the enemy. They have no one to help them and the enemy is too powerful or big. They just cower in fear.
David had been battling against the nation of Aram. This nation was a very powerful nation and made it difficult to win the battle. David looks to God for strength. He knew that just human power was not enough. With God, he knew that they would gain victory.
Believers no longer have to physically fight an enemy, as David did, but they do have enemies that they must battle on a daily basis. There is the enemy of temptation. This enemy takes on many different forms–lying, cheating, stealing, cursing, being drunk, hatred, violence and more.
These are just the inside battles. Then there are physical battles of sickness, poverty, food, and more in provision, or others physically battling.
In himself, the believer does not have the strength to win the battle. The enemy is too large, too smart, too powerful to win. But with God he can gain the victory. Jesus overcame the greatest power on this earth–death. If He can beat death, then nothing is impossible.
Just like David, you will have battles with the enemy on a regular basis. Some of these enemies will be small and easy to overcome. However, many will be large, formidable enemies with a lot of power.
You do not have to cower in fear, but can seek God for His strength and help. Do not look to man, but to God for your help. He will be there each and every time. He will provide a way out to defeat the enemy.
If you want victory, know that God is right there ready to provide it. You just have to accept His ways of gaining that victory over the enemy.
I pray today that you will know God’s power in your life; that you will seek God’s help first; that you will rely upon God’s power; and that you will see the victory God can give you.