Psalm 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;”
[You, Jehovah, the holy and sin-hating God, are our mighty Rock: unshakable, unmovable, unending and unchanging, ever stable, ever trustable. On you we can rely, in you alone our souls find rest.
On this great Rock of safety, you are also our great Fortress in which we can take refuge, hidden away from the enemy. Your Fortress is undefeatable, impregnable and impenetrable. The enemy can never breach the walls of your love, can never touch us without your permission, can never defeat your plans.
You are also our Deliverer, fighting for us in your might, wisdom and love. You foil the plans of the nations and thwart the purposes of the peoples. The enemy can never trick you, surprise you or defeat you.
Even in your weakness as a man, Lord Jesus, with the possibility of defeat and failure yawning before you, with death overtaking your body, at the right moment you rose up to win, to defeat death and the devil, to open the way to life for all. You are the God triumphant, the Deliverer of all who are oppressed.
And you continue with that every day, surrounding us with your grace, goodness and glory in the ongoing spiritual warfare. We can stand with you, in you, for you, clothed with your amour, empowered by your grace, guided by your wisdom, partnered with you in victory. Praise be to you!]
“my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.”
[You, O God, are Elohim, the powerful One who showed your might in creation; you are the consistent One who showed your faithfulness in providing salvation as promised. You, the triune God, are not just the Rock, but my Rock to whom I can flee and find refuge. In you is the ultimate in help and safety.]
“He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
[You, O Elohim, are my personal shield, protecting my head in the day of battle; you are the power of my salvation; you are my sheltering stronghold which the enemy can never penetrate. You are the ultimate in security, the eternal in safety, the almighty in victory. You are the only One to be trusted, believed in and obeyed.]
Praise be to you now for how you are going to be my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer today. Help me to remain in your love, to obey what I know to be true and to honor you by keeping on the armor, standing in the evil day and doing all that you desire. Thank you now for the answer to this prayer. Amen.