Passage: Psalm 60 (NIV 2011)
We have done many things in our lives to anger the Lord, but for those who fear [Him], [He has] raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow [v. 4]; He has saved us, He has delivered us [v.5]. We often fall into the cycle of disobedience, distress, cries for help, and restoration from God. May we draw from God’s strength, wisdom, direction, and discipline. May we break the destructive cycle and choose obedience over selfishness. May we trust in the Lord, our God, and know that He will give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless [v. 11]. Let us remember that with God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies [v. 12].