April 12 – Blessed to Be Freed

David is very aware of where his help comes from.  He writes this song, Psalm 124, to remind God’s people that if the Lord had not been on their side, it would have been a very different story!  They would have been swallowed up alive.  So all praise and blessing go to God!  Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us
 as prey to their teeth!We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken and we have escaped! Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Where do we turn for help?  Who is it that we call out to in times of need? God desires that our dependency is on Him alone.  At times I feel He gives us a pop-test, a little glitch in our day, so that we can stop and assess just where it is that we place our trust.  Father, You are the Creator of Heaven and earth and all that is in them and yet You hear us when we call out to You for help.  Thank You, Lord, for helping us when we feel trapped and for freeing us from the sin that would like to keep us in bondage.  May Your name be blessed.  Amen.

Psalm 124:6-8 ESV