“The LORD looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From where he rules, he looks down on all who live on earth.
He forms all their thoughts and knows everything they do.
A king does not win because of his powerful army; a soldier does not triumph because of his strength.
War horses are useless for victory; their great strength cannot save.
The LORD watches over those who obey him, those who trust in his constant love.” Psalms 33:13-18 GNB
It’s a calming effect to know that God has a clear bird’s eye view that’s impossible to be obstructed by demonic activities or a blizzard of unexpected storms such as bad news, broken relationships, disappointments, sicknesses etc.
Views from above are always breathtaking. When you are sitting on a plane looking down from above, it’s difficult to see the difference between a huge mansion vs a tiny home; Lamborghini vs a Hyundai; a male vs a female; etc . So having the confidence that God looks down from the heaven and sees the entire human race is phenomenal. He doesn’t only see us, but He knows our thoughts and everything we do. That’s absolutely amazing. I love the thought that God watches over those who obey Him. It’s always about relationships at the end of a day. No relationship = No covering/protection.
The Word of God confirms that we do not win wars/battles because of the size of our bank accounts, or the number of servants/employees that make up our team, or our status in life. We win because God watches over those who have a relationship with Him and trust and obey Him. God’s intention is for us to relax in the confidence that His eyes are constantly watching over us. Our trust is in God and our victory is sure. He teaches us not to depend on our earthly capabilities because they will fail. We’re to totally obey God and trust in His constant love.
When God looks down from His bird’s eye view, He sees everything we do, and He knows our thoughts. Our daily victories reflect His goodness to us. But, some people struggle to trust God because of their strength and the earthly authority they possess. It’s challenging to tell a king to trust in God and not in his army. It’s unimaginable for him to release his power and to trust in an invisible God. I’ve seen kings dethroned by powerful armies; I’ve seen the tragic effects that a Stock Market crash had on men. God warns us not to put our trust in our powerful army, soldiers, or war horses, because they cannot save us in the day of trouble.
Lesson 101: Trust and obedience are keys to releasing God’s protection and love. Trust is important in any successful relationship. Obedience is the outward display of the trust we have in God. Trusting God is the key to releasing victory after victory.
I had an opportunity this week to encourage a professional who really wanted to get into lecturing rather than attending to patients all day long. I had to remind the individual that when God delays an answer it is because He has a bird’s eye view that can be trusted. It’s important that we trust God with whatever the outcome may be. As humans, we see things horizontally and make our decisions on our limited view instead of appreciating the fact that God’s love for us protects us from the unknown .
We should appreciate that we have someone who we can trust that has a clear view of our road ahead. He sees the intersections, the obstacles and the strategies that will accurately propel us into our destiny. He sees the best opportunities that are in our pathway to success and He lovingly orders our steps. When we wait on God, it proves we respect His timing in our lives.
Trusting God’s wisdom, His direction, and His delays calls for discipline and complete trust in an invisible God.
It’s surprising to think how some people would not trust God, but yet blame Him when failures come their way. Those who choose to trust in God will never be disappointed. Trusting God includes waiting when the answers or directions are delayed. The LORD watches over those who obey Him, and those who trust in His constant love.
The One who has the bird’s eye view is the One that can be trusted. The LORD watches over those who obey Him, those who TRUST in His constant love.