Conflict is a part of our human experience. We have conflict within families, communities, coworkers, our children and at church. This is a normal part of being fallen in a fallen world. In the spiritual realm there is conflict as well and some of it is aimed at us. We also have conflict within ourselves as we sin, lose our temper, have dark thoughts, pride, bitterness to name a few. The psalmist makes the point that Our help is in the name of the Lord! Christ is with us as our wise counselor and friend. Call on him in daily prayer.
Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord
A Song of Ascents. Of David.
1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side— let Israel now say— 2 if it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, 3 then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; 4 then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; 5 then over us would have gone the raging waters.
6 Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! 7 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.