Reading the Word
Psalm 18:1–3 (ESV)
1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
Understanding and Applying the Word
The Lord is our rock. He is our strength. He is our fortress. He is our refuge. Whatever trouble may come to us, whatever difficulties we face, we can find our salvation and hope in the Lord. With our God, there is safety and security because he is the all-powerful and all-knowing One who loves his people. He will never let us down.
When David wrote the words of Psalm 18, his enemies were other men who sought his life. We do not need to have the same type of enemies to find comfort from this psalm. Just as David trusted that God would take care of him, we can trust that the Lord will take care of us also, even if our troubles are different. Are you ill? Are you facing financial insecurity? Are you facing persecution for being a follower of Christ? Whatever you are dealing with, know that the Lord is our rock. He will always be there and his protection is better than any other.
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