THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 60
“You have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.” (Psalm 60:4)
What good is a banner against a bow and arrow?
A banner is useless… unless that banner represents something else.
“Let his banner over me be love!” (Song of Songs 2:4)
The love of God gives us an assurance that arrows can not give.
David’s hope is not his armies… “for human help is worthless.” (Psalm 60:11)
Arrows can only give temporary victory, but God gives eternal victory.
He gives us strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow!
I do not want to minimize the seriousness of today’s burdens.
I get the fear and struggle that we experience in the now.
But if we focus on these, we only make them bigger, and worse.
For all our worry and struggle, have we succeeded in removing trouble?
The Lord has not promised to end all our storms right away.
But he has assured us that we will survive them, because He loves us!
Focus on His banner of love, not on the arrows of fear – love will triumph!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, life can be hard, painful and scary. Help me to find strength and hope by focusing on Your love, rather than Satan’s arrows of despair.