A Very Pleasant Place

A Very Pleasant Place

Psalm 18:16 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.”

[Our God is never too busy to stoop down and help any of His children; He pays close attention to each one and acts to help at the right time, especially as we fall into deep problems and trials. David was sinking in deep danger, he needed help right away and God answered.]

Psalm 18:17 “He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.”

[You, Lord, are such a personal and powerful God; you reach down into time and history to save, protect and deliver us from the great power of our enemy, the devil, from his forces and his pawns. They are far too strong for us, but you are immensely more powerful than they are and have no problem overcoming their plans.

In the midst of our difficulties, we can be certain that you, Lord Jesus, will act in the best way, at the best time, with the best means to sustain us and to give help in the right measure. Praise be to you for your faithfulness and goodness.]

Psalm 18:18 “They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.”

[When all seems lost, when our demise seems certain, you, Lord come in and rescue. As it says in Psalm 46:5, “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”]

Psalm 18:19 “He brought me out into a spacious place;”

[You don’t just rescue us, you bring us into a positive position, a superior situation, a wide and pleasant place with you. You are the giver of great good and abundant grace.

So in rescuing us from the dominion of darkness, you brought us into the Kingdom of Light, into the Family of God where we are accepted, embraced, loved and watched over. And we are on the way to heaven! There is no more pleasant situation possible. We need to rejoice in it, exalt in it, rest in it—for that honors God. May it be so this weekend, the celebration of His death and resurrection.]

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