“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side…” David knew what it was like to face violent opposition. He was aware that Israel would be destroyed without strong help from the Almighty. The “raging waters” of enemy opposition would be more than the people of God could bear on their own.
The Lord was rich in mercy to His chosen people. He did not ultimately give them up to their foes. He was able to make a way of escape for His children.
The greatest danger that God’s chosen flock could ever face would be from His own righteous wrath. He has provided for His elect through the gift of His Son, Jesus, who suffered and died in our place. “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Prayer from A Book of Prayers
Our Father, You have been our help. We are very thankful. Without You we surely would have fallen and been destroyed. You have helped us, Creator God. We will glorify Your Name forever.