Psalm 60:10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
Psalms 60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Psalms 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
I want to focus on verse 11, but I need you to read verse 10 and 12 for context. The Psalmist is crying out for help. The entire Psalm is full of the cry of the Psalmist because of the waywardness of Israel. Yet, there is a lesson for all of us when we are in the need of help.
We all need help. The key is where you look for it. The cry indicates a repentant and submissive spirit. Israel was referred to as a stiff-necked people. The book of Judges uses the phrase everyman did that which was right in his own eyes. It means they had no use for the Lord or His help and protection. It shows our pride, in ability, our ingenuity, and ourselves. It is the statement of self-sufficiency. We do not need you God, is the attitude displayed, by them and often by us. How foolish is the thought. We are no different.
Our Lord is the only real source of help. He can do more for us than we can for ourselves. In one of our favorite songs, “He Sees What We Don’t” a line says “He know the end from the beginning”, it is so true.
What must we do? We must humble ourselves, admit we do not have all the answers, we do not have it all under control and say Help me Lord, please!
Do it today!