Reading the Word
Psalm 18:28–33 (ESV)
28 For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. 29 For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. 30 This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. 31 For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?— 32 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. 33 He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.
Understanding and Applying the Word
“Who is God, but the Lord?” This is the question David asks. Then, “Who is a rock, except our God?” The answer, of course, is no one. There is no other. David is secure and empowered by God who gives him the strength needed to face any circumstance.
A relationship with the God of all things brings confidence. It does not mean that God’s people will be removed from all difficulty in life, but it does mean that we go into those circumstances knowing that God is for us and not against us. Our God holds all things in his hands and his way is perfect. We can have confidence in him because his word is true.
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