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Psalm 18

Christine:
“Lord, I am feeling overwhelmed and afraid”.

The Lord: 
“Daughter, do not forget. You can trust in me. I am powerful and mighty to save.”
 
Psalm 18:1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. 8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. 10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. 11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. 13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. 15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. 18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. 19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me……29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. 30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? 32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. 33 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places. 34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me that my feet did not slip. 37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed. 38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet. 39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. 40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me. (KJV)

Christine:
“Thank you LORD, that you are mighty. That you care for us and have the power to crush our enemies. That we can trust you to teach and deliver us. That you love us and sing over us.”

Questions to Ponder
Our God is a God of Power and Might, anxious to save His children.  He desires to come to our rescue when we are feeling overwhelmed and afraid.  He will save us from our enemies, physical, spiritual and emotional. 

Are there areas in your life where you need the Strength of the Lord?  Remember,we can trust God to deliver us.  For He is the God whose voice thunders in the heavens and whose Power shakes the hills. He teaches us to war in times of battle, yet it is His gentleness that makes us great.  Call to the Lord today.  He loves you and wants to help. 

(You may wish to find your favorite translation of the bible and choose a passage from Psalm 18 to memorize.  Then you can call on it when you need it!)

God’s Word
Zephaniah 3:17 – The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Isaiah 63:1 . . . .Who is this in royal robes, marching in the greatness of his strength?”It is I, the LORD, announcing your salvation! It is I, the LORD, who is mighty to save!” (NLT)

Proverbs 18:10 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe .

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