A prayer of blessing

 Psalm 20

1 In times of trouble, may the LORD answer your cry.  May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.
2 May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem.£
3 May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Interlude
4 May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God. May the LORD answer all your prayers.
6 Now I know that the LORD rescues his anointed king. He will answer him from his holy heaven and rescue him by his great power.
7 Some nations boast of their chariots and horses
, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.
8 Those nations will fall down and collapse, but we will rise up and stand firm.
9 Give victory to our king, O LORD! Answer our cry for help.

 What a powerful Psalm and one that I truly cherish, why, because it is a prayer of blessing from one to another. I pray that as you read these words you will realize that God desires to give you the desires of your heart, which he planted there. He desires to give you victory over the sin that so easily entangles your life.

 God desires that we would recognize where our help truly comes from, it does not come from people, or carefully laid out plans or even things, but it comes from Him.  He is the one who can help us through every difficulty in our lives. He without a doubt is able to see us through to the other side of any storm that we may be facing.

 You see when we put our trust into things and people instead of in God we often don’t get the results that we are looking for. Things don’t work out and we find ourselves in a worse state than before.

 I want to encourage you today, to surrender your plans and your hopes and dreams to God, cry out to him for mercy and grace and I promise that without a single doubt in my mind that God will meet you were you are at. He will give you the ideas that you need to solve the problems, he will bring healing to your heart, where it is broken, and he will blanket you with his peace as you trust in him and his plans for your life.

 Don’t delay, act now, call on him, he is waiting for you to cry out to him. Our human nature screams at us to run in the opposite direction from God when we are in trouble or when our sin threatens to drag us down.

 But, turn to him today and you will see that without a doubt, he will give you forgiveness and a peace that truly passes all understanding. Then you will be able to boast like the Psalmist did and say:

 Hey everyone, you guys boast in horses and chariots to fight your battles, but I have something way more powerful and effective, that is God, the mighty one, who loves and fights for me!

 I pray that this Psalm will bless you as much as it has blessed me. I pray that you will know the sweetness of God’s peace and that the desires that God has placed in your heart will be fulfilled and you will bring glory to God through your obedience to him.

 Amen

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