Bible Society of South Africa

Comfort from the Word – Day 15

Our only certainty

Bible text(s)

16A king does not win because of his powerful army;

a soldier does not triumph because of his strength.

17War horses are useless for victory;

their great strength cannot save.

18The LORD watches over those who obey him,

those who trust in his constant love.

19He saves them from death;

he keeps them alive in times of famine.

20We put our hope in the LORD;

he is our protector and our help.

21We are glad because of him;

we trust in his holy name.

22May your constant love be with us, LORD,

as we put our hope in you.

Psalms 33:16-22GNBOpen in Bible reader

David's Song of Victory

1How I love you, LORD!

You are my defender.

2The LORD is my protector;

he is my strong fortress.

My God is my protection,

and with him I am safe.

He protects me like a shield;

he defends me and keeps me safe.

Psalms 18:1-2GNBOpen in Bible reader

28O LORD, you give me light;

you dispel my darkness.

29You give me strength to attack my enemies

and power to overcome their defences.

30This God — how perfect are his deeds!

How dependable his words!

He is like a shield

for all who seek his protection.

31The LORD alone is God;

God alone is our defence.

Psalms 18:28-31GNBOpen in Bible reader

When one is in distress and in need of the power and comfort of the Lord, one often feels rather helpless. These Scripture portions from the Psalms have been grouped together under headings to help you find verses of Scripture appropriate to your particular circumstances.

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