Psalm 18:16-19

Psalm 18:16-19

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

[Ours is a God who is not too busy to stoop down and help any one of His children; He pays attention and acts at the right time. 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 God; you reach into time and history to save, protect and deliver us from the great power of our enemy, the devil, and his forces. They are far too strong for us, but you are immensely more powerful than they 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, the best time, 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 seemed lost, when our demise seems certain, you, Lord come in and rescue.]

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 good and grace.]

“he rescued me because he delighted in me.”

[This statement is the most important one in this passage, in my opinion. You did not act just out of pity or obligation, but because you delight in us! What an amazing, encouraging, faith-building, wonderful statement!

You are powerfully pleased that we belong to you, that we cry out to you, our Abba Father. You are not bothered, irritated or agitated by our coming to you. No, you are richly pleased, mightily happy, deeply delighted, for you have inexplicably made us the objects of your unending, deep and rich love. You have made us the apple of your eye, the delight of your heart, the object of your continual kindness.

We do not deserve this, so we praise you for your wonderful, eternal, infinite forgiveness, your unlimited grace and all-encompassing love that gives us the opposite of what we should get.

I praise you now, today and forever because you are worthy of all honor, praise and glory. You are the God who loves His enemies, who rescues those who deserve condemnation, who saves those who deserve defeat. May your name be exalted through faith, obedience and thanksgiving in my life today and forever. Amen.]