“The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion.
May he remember all your offerings,and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices.
May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your plans.
May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners.
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.” (Psalm 20:1-5)
I would like to dedicate this post to all of the people I have come to “know” on the Relapsing Polychondritis website. Not all of them profess the same strain of Christianity or faith beliefs that I do. But we all, in one way or another, look to Something Beyond Ourselves to help us.
“Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven
with mighty victories by his right hand.
Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.
They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright.
Give victory to the king, O Lord; answer us when we call.” (Verses 6-9)
The people of Israel found out that a human king is fallible. From the time of King Saul through the division of the kingdom that was under King David, splintering to form the kingdom of Israel and the kingdom of Judah, and up until the Jews came under the rule of the Romans – each king failed his people in one way or another. God does not fail! We may suffer from all manner of injustices, oppressions and illness, but God is ever with us. While we may think we have victory in this life, the truer victory will come in the kingdom of God that is to come. Selah!