The Lord On My Side

There’s a song in our “Faith We Sing” hymnal called, “If It Had Not Been for the Lord on My Side.”

Read Psalm 124 and you can listen to the song below:

The lyrics ask the question: if it had not been for the Lord on my side, where would I be? Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that if the Lord is on my side, then the Lord must not be on “their” side (whoever “they” might be).

It seems to me that this is a flawed way of thinking. If we are committed to walking in the way of the Lord and committed to the values of mercy, justice, and compassion, then God is on the side of us all. God wants all people to have fullness of life. God works within us, among us, through us, and sometimes in spite of us towards that end.

In prayer, reflect on the question mentioned above. If it had not been for the Lord on your side, where would you be? Express thanks and praise for all the ways God has stepped in to save, guide, and bless you.


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