From Psalm 18:
1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
Have you ever felt like you’re in a pit with no way out? Felt entangled by life’s circumstances? Overwhelmed with each day’s challenges? Confronted with impossibilities? Listen to what David did:
6 In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
A Prayer to Pray:
Father, to a large degree I feel like that today. I feel like I’ve been in a pit of desperation…a pit of confusion…and that You have allowed me to be there. But now, I feel like You’ve lifted me out…that You have reached down from on high and pulled me up on to firm footing…up where the sun shines…up where I can run and be free. And there is a great joy in my heart knowing that You rescued me because You delight in me! What great love You extend to me!
Written by Marji “Mike” Kruger