Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stand upright (Psalm 20:7-8).
Life is so interesting with all of its complexities. It does not matter whether we are rich or poor, powerful or powerless. We all must learn to deal with life’s difficulties and disappointments.
Psalm 20 is one of my favorite portions of scripture. I, like David, always find myself in need of the Lord’s help. In this Psalm, David prays that the Lord would answer him in the day of trouble. He recognizes that being a “Believer,” or in his case a servant of Jehovah, does not preclude him from the problems of life. He continues his prayer by asking, “May the name of the God of Jacob defend you; May He send you help […] And strengthen you […] May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose” (Psalm 20:1-2, 4). David also, within this passage, asks God to remember all our offerings and sacrifices.
When you are in trouble or difficulty, do you usually reflect on the faithfulness of God? Do you take time to ponder and recall what He has done for you and what your response has been to Him? Jesus is amazingly faithful! He cannot deny that you are an integral part of Himself. His name will always protect you!
David concludes this Psalm with these words. “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright” (Psalm 20:7-8).
When you remember the name of the Lord, recall all His faithful acts that have demonstrated the powerful love He has extended to you.