Last Updated on May 12, 2021 by Rayna
Blog by: Rayna Piazza
Are you in a battle? Do you have problems with no solutions in sight? Does your heart feel full of despair? How do you trust when it seems like everything is falling apart? Let’s read Psalm 20 from The Passion Translation to find out. David calls this his, “Song of Trust.” I believe our answer lies in the text.
A Sacrifice of Love
1 In your day of danger may the Lord answer and deliver you.Psalm 20: 1-3 (The Passion Translation)
May the name of the God of Jacob set you safely on high!
2 May supernatural help be sent from his sanctuary.
May he support you from Zion’s fortress!
3 May he remember every gift you have given him
and celebrate every sacrifice of love you have shown him.
Pause in his presence
When you praise Jesus in the storm, it is a sacrifice of love. It is when you thank Him when you don’t want to. When you act in obedience to His word despite your flesh telling you to turn away from God, you make a sacrifice unto the Lord and He will honor it. You see, when you submit an offering to the Lord, you become known to Him. And, your act of love honors Him.
He sees you praising Him in the storm and it brings joy to Him. Not because He’s delighting in your problem, but because you’re choosing Him for the solution.
I looked up sacrifice and it means “an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God.” As you sacrifice in the storm (by praising Him, thanking Him, and obeying Him) you are surrendering your understanding of the situation. In turn, your heart is choosing to trust Jesus with the outcome, no matter what. Essentially you are relinquishing control to Jesus (the best decision you will ever make!). Now you are ready for battle.
Miracles will manifest
4 May God give you every desire of your heartPsalm 20: 4-6 (The Passion Translation)
and carry out your every plan as you go to battle.
5 When you succeed, we will celebrate and shout for joy.
Flags will fly when victory is yours!
Yes, God will answer your prayers and we will praise him!
6 I know God gives me all that I ask for
and brings victory to his anointed king.
My deliverance cry will be heard in his holy heaven.
By his mighty hand miracles will manifest
through his saving strength.
Read that again! It gets me so fired up!! By His mighty hand, miracles will manifest through His saving strength. Verse 5 says when you succeed; not if you succeed. David is so sure of his relationship with the Lord that he says in verse 6, “I know God gives me all that I ask for and brings victory…” Imagine being in a place with God where you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He will give you all that you ask for and He will bring you victory.
I believe you are reading this blog today because God is going to fulfill this exact scripture for you. God wants to give you all that you ask for and He wants to bring you victory. Do you receive it?
Our enemies will not win
7 Some find their strength in their weapons and wisdom,Psalm 20: 7-9
but my miracle deliverance can never be won by men.
Our boast is in the Lord our God,
who makes us strong and gives us victory!
8 Our enemies will not prevail; they will only collapse and
perish in defeat while we will rise up, full of courage.
9 Give victory to our king, O God!
The day we call on you, give us your answer!
Verse 8 reassures us that our enemies will NOT WIN! As you place your trust in Jesus, your enemies will only collapse and perish in defeat. The secret to success is placing your trust in the Lord our God who makes us strong and gives us victory. I love that so much! David’s trust in Father God was so solid in this statement. He knew in his heart, that he would rise up full of courage.
You see, David’s focus shifted from the natural to the supernatural. He upgraded his perspective to match God’s perspective. God knows things about the battle that we do not know. He has the wisdom we need to defeat the enemy. Instead of David looking at his problems in front of him, he gave a sacrifice of love to Father God by praising Him and having a thankful heart.
Then, David did in verse 9 what we all need to do in our battle. He asked God to give him the victory. Let’s pray right out of Psalm 20 and watch enemies collapse and we rise up in courage, just like David did.
Father God, We stand in boldness before Your throne and declare that, just like King David, we know You will give us all that we ask for and You will bring each of us to victory. Learning about David’s faith in Psalm 20 reminds me to place all of my trust in you.
- I repent for not placing my trust for You in this area of my life: (name areas where you have not trusted).
- I ask You to forgive me for my mistrust and restore my heart to full trust in You.
- I give You a sacrifice of my love. I choose to praise You in the storm.
- I praise You for: (name reasons to praise God).
- I choose to give You thanks for: (name areas of thankfulness).
- I love You, Father God!
- I decree that that the day we call on You, You will answer! I believe in faith that the answers will come.
- I ask You for victory in this area of my life: (name area needed for victory).
In Jesus’s Name we pray. Amen.
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