From Psalm 45
Hope from Today's Reading:
"In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness." (Psalm 45:4 ESV)
How do you enter the ring?
Every day has its own challenges, its own opponent. Usually, for me, it's the same ones over and over: lack of patience again, discouragement again. Today, it's my impulse to be defined by a number on a scale. When the number goes up, despite my best efforts, I typically trade in my boxing robe for a cloak of shame.
I walk toward the ring and see that same ole opponent, that same ole bully who's knocked me down and out more times in the past than I can count. Yet my head stays up.
Why? Because I read a word this morning that says God's people can "ride out victoriously" (Psalm 45:4). God's people can ride toward each day's battle as if it's already won—because, of course, it is. The battle that really matters, the enemy with any real power, is already overcome. As Paul wrote, "O death, where is your victory? ... But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).
Enter your ring victoriously today, friend. You aren't walking alone.