Bread On The Waters

'I will cry unto God Most High; unto God that performeth all things for me.'
Psalm 57:2

Dear Friends,

Praise God that He will not hand us over to our calamities, or leave our souls among lions. Although we experience great opposition and grievous trials, we can declare with the psalmist, 'I will cry unto God Most High.' In using such terminology, David is referring to the LORD as the One who is above all others; higher than every adversary, and in ultimate authority and ascendancy. Having addressed the Lord as 'Most High,' David goes on to say, 'Unto God that performeth all things for me.' This verse is so precious, especially when we begin to understand the meaning from the Hebrew text. The word 'performeth,' here means, 'to complete, to finish.' David is saying that the Lord will bring to an end the voices that were rising against him. By faith he saw that the opposition could not last! That his enemies would not prevail because the Lord would deal with them.

Dear Saints, this is true for all those who walk with the Lord. The trials are not eternal! The current opposition will not last! Believe on your God Most High, He who will bring all things to an end for you. In the meanwhile His grace will be your sufficiency, and His strength will sustain you, 'He will never permit the righteous to be moved!' (Psalm 55:22b).

However, in the midst of the battle, we wonder at times if we will ever know relief from the onslaught. We exhaust every legitimate avenue for freedom, striving for the breakthrough. When we see little return on our efforts we begin to feel depressed. Let us learn to trust in the One who will performeth all things for us! Rest secure in the keeping power of your King!

In Isaiah 41:11-12 we read these words, 'Behold all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; And they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, even them that contend with thee: They that was against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of naught.' Israel faced physical enemies, but we know our warfare is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. (See Ephesians 6) Nonetheless the principle applies to those who live today in covenant relationship with the Lord. He will deal with our enemies, and grant us the victory. Praise be to His Name!

All our need is to abide in the Son, and walk in obedience to His Word. The enabling is with Him. The power is with Him, and the completion is with Him! We are not called to figure out a way of victory, but simply look to the One who accomplishes all things for us.

In another Psalm, David says something similar, He declares: 'The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.' The Hebrew word for 'perfect' is the same as in our text for this week. What confidence David had in the Lord! Whilst the unspoken trouble in his heart was still with him, he was confident that the Lord would bring it to an end. What concerns you dear child of God? The Lord will bring that matter to completion! In the meantime, rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Remember that your God is indeed, 'The Most High.' Glory to His Name!

Shalom with every blessing in Jesus,

Pastor John


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