3 You have been very hard on us, making us drink wine that sent us reeling.— Psalm 60:3
There are times in all of our lives when we feel like David in this Psalm. We feel like we are broken down and unable to function. It is as if everything we have held on to is being shaken and stripped away from us. God allows us to go through these hard times to develop our faith. We are often confused by the things God allows, although we should not be. When we meditate on God’s Word, we are reminded that the answer is always the same. We don’t need things, we need Jesus. We need to learn to pray a new way. If we want peace, then we have to do what God has called us to do. We should be asking God, not so much for things, but for His presence to be magnified in our life and our lifestyle. We cannot accomplish this alone, We need the Holy Spirit every second of every day. When we get our priorities straight, we will arrive at the same conclusion that David did in this Psalm. We are unable to do anything of value with God’s help. It is He who tramples our foes and does mighty things for us. Or, as Jesus put it, “you can do nothing without me”. But with His help, Paul reassures us that “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us”.