We Can Depend On You

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I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1–3

David is waking from a really bad period in his life and so he thanks God. He wrote it “when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.” So David is thanking God for delivering him from trouble. The Psalms are like his prayer journal. He sang and prayed this Psalm as a reminder of the ways the Lord had delivered him, and so can we. As we look at how David prayed in this Psalm, we see he prays three ways. He prays in desperation, in darkness, and in deliverance.

The great thing about the book of Psalms is we can learn how to guide our prayers. In other words, I can read a Psalm and pray what the Lord is saying to me through it.

These verses point to the fact that we can depend on God. When you are in distress and have nowhere to hide, let us seek refuse in The Lord and depend on His almighty arms. When we are facing hardship, we think really hard and try all possible ways to solve our problems, but we forget the most important thing, which is We can depend on the Lord!

Prayer: Lord, help me build my life on your foundation. Shield me this day from those who would oppress me. Hide me in the shadows of your wings. I love you Lord with all my heart!

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I Will Call Upon The Lord

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We serve such an Awesome God!

I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1-3

Psalm 18 is a such a special psalm because you will find it in 2 places in the Bible. It is here in the Book of Psalms. It is also in the Book of 2 Samuel. 2 Samuel tells us the story of David after he became king.

I Love how this Psalm begins; “I love you” this is such a beautiful intimate proclamation from an earthly king spoken to the heavenly King who rescued him from his enemies.  Our Lord is a fortress for protection, delivery, safety, refuge, and strength. All attributes of the God who loves us and draws us to himself.  He is worthy of Praise, He is worthy of Trust, He is our Strength in times of trouble and He wants to deliver us ALL. Hallelujah

Blessed be the name of the LORD.

God answered David’s prayer because He delights in His worshipers.

Let these verses be an encouragement for you today, knowing, He wants to deliver you from your enemies, enlighten you in your darkness, reward you, strengthen you, make your way perfect, lift you up, and show you mercy. Blessed be the name of the LORD.!

Walk today in the knowledge that our God saves, redeems and restores.