Summer in the Psalms, Week 2

Hello, friends. First off, allow me to apologize for the lateness of this post. I am still learning how to use many of the great features of this blog, and my attempt at scheduling a post to go up at a later date was unsuccessful!  I hope you are all staying with the reading plan and working on memorizing the verses.

The psalms this week again were cries for help and protection, as well as praise for God’s faithfulness! Psalm 18 particularly stood out for me.

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.

A few years ago, during a class, I was introduced to “breath prayers.” Prayers uttered in the moment of great need when words are difficult to form.  I remember grasping hold of the phrase “Come near, and rescue me.”  This passage was a nice reminder of why I am even able to pray such a simple plea. He is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer.

I would encourage you to take time today and think on that. Take hold of the security and strength He provides. Rest in that certainty, even when everything else around you seems unbearable at times. When life gets busy, when children are crying, when illness abounds, when relationships are hard. He is more than able to “come near and rescue” you.

3 comments

  1. Thank you for this, Kelly. This has been a great week in the Psalms. I loved Psalm 18 and Psalm 19, in particular, as we see David’s heart and God’s faithfulness coming out of some of those earlier Psalms this week which were more dark and pleading. Sometimes I have wondered, though, what does God’s rescue look like for me “when children are crying, when illness abounds, when relationships are hard”? Because He doesn’t always change my circumstances when I call out like it seems like He did for David here in Psalm 18 (see v. 36-45). I’m sure there is more than one Biblically faithful answer here, but I’ve been encouraged thinking about Jesus’s words to us in John this year that we have been rescued from condemnation and the enemies of sin and Satan now, and he will be back to rescue us fully!

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