Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7, NIV)
Lord, You are greater than any human power. You created all human power and stand behind it all, sustaining all creation. My trust is not in human power. That power comes and it goes. It is strong compared to some but weak compared to others. Human armies and defenses have no power against the spiritual powers, for ‘our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms’ (Ephesians 6:12). But, Lord, You are greater than all these. Before You, Lord, who can stand? “Now, this I know: the Lord gives victory to His anointed” (Psalm 20:6).
Thank You that in Jesus Christ the victory has already been won. “Having disarmed the powers and authorities, He mad a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross” (Colossians 2:15). And “thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:25). You gave victory to Your anointed, Jesus Christ. We stand now in His victory: free from sin, raised to life, and seated in the heavenly places in Christ, even as the nations and people rage around us.
[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]