“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed.” —Isaiah 54:17
Many commentators believe that Psalm 46 was inspired by the events of 2 Kings 19. At that time, the Assyrian army was threatening Jerusalem. The king of Judah, Hezekiah, cried out to the Lord in his desperation. In response, during the night the Lord destroyed 185,000 soldiers in the Assyrian army. When the Israelites work up the next morning, they found all those dead bodies strewn around. God had brought desolation on the earth in order to redeem and rescue His people.
God is the Prince of Peace. In His time and in His way, He will overcome the opposition and make all “wars to cease to the end of the earth” (Psalm 46:9). It’s not just the wars in the big world but the wars in your little world designed to bring you to ruin. The battle you are in will not go on forever.
Psalm 46:9 envisions the day when God will defeat every enemy that resists Him. He will disarm the enemy, and He will reign forever and ever. Hallelujah!
Make it Personal
What wars are being waged against you? How can you remind yourself of the truth of Psalm 46:9?