A new tradition that is one week old.
Every Saturday, until I get tired of writing about Psalms or Jesus returns, I will focus on a Psalm. Soon, all of you will be looking forward to Saturday, not because you can have fun being off work, but because there will be a new Psalm on Saturday.
Today Psalm 20!
This Psalm is short, only 11 verses. Please read it entirely in your Bible after you read this Interruption.
Though a quick read, it has two of the most amazing promises in the entire Bible:
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! (Verse 1)
May He grant you your heart’s desire! (Verse 4)
Because the tone of Psalm 20 is extravagant promise, the Psalmist continues with:
We will sing for joy over your victory (verse 5).
Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God (verse 7).
I go to this Psalm when I’m discouraged. My frustration comes when it seems my desires and my calling are in jeopardy. Throughout years of ministry, I’ve read this Psalm often!
So, Psalm 20 is one of my favorite Psalms.
A question for you:
Do you ever feel like what you want out of life won’t happen?
Your wildest dreams can happen. Don’t dwell in the past of mistakes or doubting future possibilities.
Read this Psalm a few times and think:
God will send help from His sanctuary (verse 2).
The Lord will fulfill all of my petitions (verse 5).
The last verses of this Psalm teach a great lesson for victory. Even when you are frustrated, stand up and claim your victory.