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Psalm 124:1-8

David tells us in Psalm 124:8 "Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth." But in getting to this final proclamation, he reminds the people of Israel how the Lord had protected them in and through many situations. I particularly liked the vividness of verses 2 and 3, "If it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive. . ."

Take a few minutes to think about how the Lord has protected, helped and sustained you. Then, finish the sentence below:

If it had not been the Lord who was on my side, then ________________________________.

Tami W.

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I have a books worth of things that God has done for me in my 29 year walk w/him. Things I could never have fixed, done, accomplished, accepted, w/o Him. He is God and I am woman and in Him and through I can do all things.
Praise His Holy Name.

If it had not been the Lord who was on my side, then I would have been in the grave long ago because he literally saved me from committing suicide. He saved me and changed me from the inside out when I was expecting things and circumstances to change and like many expecting an easy life, He gave me a new life, and all because he LOVED me. He had a plan for my life that I fought for many a year, but, praise God he is long suffering and I am free to really LIVE.

If not for the Lord I would never have made it through my life long medical problems. I am in my 15th year of recieving a kidney transplant. but before that I had 8 years of horrifc dialysis treatments. I deteriated so much that my weight was un der 80 pounds and I was 24 years old when I recieved my new kidney. By Gods grace I made t through.

If it had not been the Lord who was on my side, then I would have surely continued down my path of self destruction and died by my own actions. I take this very seriously, I was delivered through a horrible marraige, combat, and a serious bad habit of "putting the bottle to my head and pulling the trigger" just to make the world go away. The Lord brought me back into, as we say in Cowboy church, the "round pen", and back to the person I used to be before I slipped away for so long. This is the great message of Jesus, that he wants you to return to him.

Yes, I would have to say that God has protected me and also kept me from sin.
However, I receive the "Voice of Martyrs" magazine and it reminds me that God doesn't always
protect us FROM.......

I have to believe that He is always IN the situations with us, even through persecution.

If it had not been the Lord who was on my side, then I would surely not be here today. I would perhaps have borne hatred in my heart against persons who offended my family or myself. He has saved my life from near accidents that could have been fatal. He has blessed my going out and coming in. There are so many things that could have happened to me so I sum it up that I would not be alive and walking with Him today.


I pray and ask Him to help me each day and to be with me so that I may never ever deny Him who has carried me and not me only, but my family and friends through the storms of life. I truly trust Him and know He will NEVER deny me. Yes, there have been and will continue to be obstacles but I take them to Him and He takes care. This is the truth. He is my Life my everything and I give Him thanks and praise everyday.

I love the Psalms. They remind us to constantly do what Tami recommended we do. REMEMBER All the things God has done for us. If we are His, then everything that happens is under His control. He has a purpose. It helps me to remember that in the hard times when I don't like what is happening.

He has saved me from myself and he is continually there with his love.

If It had not been the Lord who was on my side, then I wouldn't have my best friend who protects and watches over me all of the time. In fact, my best friend has made my body a temple for him to dwell. He tells me things and shows me things, and loves me in such a way that I am completely covered, saturated, and fully blessed by his love for me.
He understands that troubles will come in my life, but he calmly tells me - don't worry, I'm right here with you. He gives me a promise that he will never leave me nor forsake me. He also promised me that he would never give me more than I can handle, and he refines me the fire so that I can continue to grow.
If the Lord was not on my side I would not know love, mercy, grace, kindness, and power. I love the Lord and he loves me!

The lord saved me also from suicide but what I think is the greatest is how he simply keeps me with him. I have fallen away or started again down the wrong paths so many times and through his grace he keeps calling me back to him.

Jesus has saved my life so many times in my 54 years of following him that I have lost count. When I think on that I am reminded of the words of JOB(19:25-26) : "For I know that my Redeemer lives,and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God."

If it had not been the Lord who was on my side then, I wouldn't have the courage to speak up about my faith.

For example: at work a couple months ago my supervisor changed his background to one of his favorite bands, it is a Satan worshiping band and the background was really graphic (we have a pretty lax work environment, im in the military). I won't give details on what the album cover depicted, however it had to do with Jesus and the Resurrection. It took me weeks to muster up the courage to tell him to take it down. The man knows im a Christian. He also outranks me by a LOT. So I was very cautious. However when I talked to him he was very relaxed about it and took it down without a problem. I give credit to God for melting my supervisor's heart so he wouldn't give me any grief.

Long story in short...If it was not for God by my side,I never would of graduated Bible College.

If it had not been the Lord who was on my side, then I would have been lost forever.

"If it had not been for the Lord on my side, tell me, where would I be? Where would I be?" I'd be somewhere sleeping in my grave.

If it had not been the Lord who is by my side....I would have been blind by now I would have been a dead person on June 5 of this year, my marriage last month would have been a failure, I would have been an illiterate. INFACT, IT IS UNBOUNTABLE! THANK GOD FOR BEING GOD, HE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ANYTHING LESS!

I am so touched to come back today and read all these experiences shared by everyone. My heart soars w/ the goodness of God and what He has brought us through. Praise His Holy name

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