When you read the Old Testament you learn more about the nature of God and how he is related to mankind, especially to you who believes in him.
It also teaches us to both trust and triumph in God. Psalm 60 mirrors with this thought for in it David shows us how we must teach ourselves and each other, (no matter your circumstances) to rejoice always in the Lord, and again I also say rejoice!
Here is what he discovered about God; that no matter your situation, he said, God, “Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.” (Psalm 60:4). You can without fear nor hesitation declare – the Lord is my banner! He’s your victory – what can men do to you? David is again teaching you to direct your joy to God, to give none of that praise, even the instruments of our deliverance, yourself or anything – praise is due to him only, and to encourage our hope and joy he said, “through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” Psalm 60:12
Now, I would like you to see something. I posted on social media a summary of this chapter, and I said,
“O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us….Thou hast shewed thy people hard things… Wilt not thou, O God…Give us help from trouble?….for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” Psalm 60:1-12
I say to you also, no matter your situation learn to trust in the Lord; be persuaded, feel encouraged in the Lord at all times, hope again in Him even when he corrects you. Do not be shaken when you go through trials, but rejoice always, lift up your banner, for help is on its way, and only through God you shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down your enemies.
God is the one who should comfort you when you are cast down!
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.” There was every reason for David to despair, even for the guilty of his own mistake. But he cried, O God, heal the breaches.
It is in God you’re cast down, but never destroyed. David prayed, “turn thyself to us again.” Psalm 60:1