O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.
6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.
9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
David has God’s own word, spoken in the integrity of His holiness, that the land of Israel is His possession. In fact, He owns the neighbouring countries too, the very ones who make frequent military incursions into Israel. Yet there are massive challenges before David and his troops if they are to overcome their enemies. He knows that the impossible can only be attained if God goes with them once again. Yet David is confident of success: “With God we shall gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies.”
Things may be looking bad for you right now; you may even wonder if God is still with you and still working out His purposes for you. But where else can you turn for help? Let your feelings of rejection and abandonment be supplanted by the assurance that, in the heat of your personal battle, God is calling you to His banner; He is waving His powerful right arm over your surrounding circumstances. He will indeed put a song of victory in your mouth. You can start singing His song already, for the victory is certain.