“But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord:
He is their strength in the time of trouble.”
David laments about the wicked in this psalm, but he also declares who the righteous are and how God acts toward the righteous. David was surrounded by those who didn’t believe as he did, and some were righteous, others weren’t. He knew the divine protection and provision for those whose righteousness was established in the Lord. He walked in that righteousness.
In verse 37 he makes a bold claim. The salvation of God includes strength in time of trouble. We know from the finished work of Jesus that God’s salvation includes not only deliverance, help, safety, salvation, and victory but health, strength, wellness, wholeness, prosperity, provision—everything that God is provided through Jesus to us.
Are you walking in your provision of salvation today? Are you walking in God’s strength and His grace enabling you in your day-to-day work and life? It’s already been provided to you through Jesus’ finished work. You need only receive it as yours. As your day is, so shall your strength be (Deuteronomy 33:25—As your day is, so shall God’s strength and ability be in you).
Don’t neglect God’s provision for your strength today, be it physical strength, mental strength/ability, or emotional strength. God’s got it all covered and it’s yours for the taking.
He IS YOUR strength today. Rejoice and stand strong in Him.