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Psalm 20:6-8
By: Chris Culver

Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. – Psalm 20:6-8 

From Daniel Canvas 

Psalm 20 is a prayer by a people for the king—in this case, King David before he goes into battle. Verses 6-8 point to the God we can trust. This past weekend’s message was from Ephesians 6:13-20, putting on “the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” 

The world seems completely turned on its head right now. 

We are in a battle, but friends, don’t be fooled. The battle we are in is far more dangerous than one of “flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” 

There is so much comfort in these verses—our God is the God who answers from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Because of him, we do not have to trust in chariots and horses (or other earthly helps) that collapse and fall. We trust in the name of the Lord of God who causes us to rise and stand upright—not only as individuals, but as the unified body of Christ. 

I would encourage all of us to pray this prayer together in these days of trouble, and to memorize Psalm 20:6-8.