“Now know I that The LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand” PSALM 20:6
“When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when He cometh up unto the people, He will invade them with His troops” HABAKKUK 3:16
The sleep of the righteous is always sweet even in the midst turbulence. God gives rest and good sleep to His beloved (PSALM 127:2). Scripture says, as the beast goes down into the valley and The Spirit of God causes it to rest, so God leads His people to make Himself a glorious name (ISAIAH 63:14). The disciples of Jesus came to find Him fast asleep in the midst of a storm and they were astonished. Their question was, Master, carest thou not that we perish? (MARK 4:38). Jesus knew something they didn’t know, He had something they didn’t have. God is our refuge and our fortress, a very present help in times of need. We will not fear, though the earth be removed, and the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea (PSALM 46). Jesus stood in the presence of Pontius Pilate and sent shivers through his family. The wife warned him, be careful, have nothing to do with this just man because I have suffered many things in a dream this day because of Him (MATTHEW 27:19). The just shall not be moved. The wicked will rather run when no man pursues him, ” The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion” PROVERBS 28:1. Jesus was as bold as a lion even in the face of death, ” Then saith Pilate unto Him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin” JOHN 19:10-11. The righteous can be confident that the wicked has no power at all whatsoever over him, except permitted by God. The rod of the wicked will never rest upon the lot of the righteous (PSALM 125:3). God will never give you over as a prey to their teeth. The Psalmist when he realized all these said, now I know, I know that God saves His anointed. In case you didn’t know, now you know, now you can be confident in the saving strength of God.
God becomes a wall of fire around His people (ZECHARIAH 2:5). Even the devil knows this. God made a hedge of protection around Job and all he had, “Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?” JOB 1:10. The child of God shall have no fear when he has knowledge of this. If you didn’t know, now you know! When Habakkuk saw God coming to the aid of His people and invading them with His troops, he said he will rest in the day of trouble. Days of trouble are not days of rest but of anxiety. Those who know their God, however, shall be strong and do exploits. God works in ways we cannot see, He defends us when we are not even aware of such. He defended Abraham and saved his wife from the hands of Abimelech, “But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife” GENESIS 20:3. God saved Jacob from the hands of Laban, “It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad” GENESIS 31:29. The knowledge of God’s saving power in the day of trouble gives a pleasant rest to His people. Now I know that The LORD saves His anointed, he said. You shall not be moved. You shall be like a tree planted by the water side. God will surround you as the mountains surround Jerusalem. Peace shall dwell within your curtains. Your life will never be the same again. In The Name that is above all names, Jesus Christ, Son of The Living God. Amen and Amen!