Daily Devotional for 17 April 2020 – Psalm 18v16-19

Psalm 18:16-19

The psalms often talk about fighting against enemies because Israel had enemies all around them. Today, we don’t always have enemies who are people, but we do have sickness, trouble and, of course, a spiritual enemy in the devil. So we can use the battle prayers in the psalms to help our prayers in battling sickness, discouragement and spiritual attack.

Psalm 18 is one of King David’s testimonies about God’s deliverance. Verses 16-19 show us how great the Lord is when we are weak.

v16: “He drew me out of many waters.” When it feels like we are drowning, the Lord is strong to lift us out of the floods of trouble.

v17: “He rescued me from a strong enemy.” Many things are too strong for us, including the coronavirus. But nothing is too strong for the Lord.

v18: “The Lord was my support.” David was already under attack and then he was attacked again. For us, sometimes troubles keep coming, but the Lord will hold onto us, give us His strength and provide for all that we need.

v19: “He brought me out into a spacious place.” This tells us that troubles do not last forever. A spacious place is a place where there is room and freedom and not pressure from every side. The Lord will bring you through the time when you feel surrounded by problems, when you feel like it is too much and when you feel like you are drowning.

This was David’s testimony. There was great trouble that was too much for Him, but the Lord was stronger, the Lord brought him through it and now he is in a place of blessing. God is the same today and so this will be our testimony, too.

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