Psalms of Honesty and Truth
Our God is a just God balanced with an extreme love for us. He passionately loved us so much that He sent His One and Only Son to come to earth, from the throne and safety of heaven, to live among us, to teach us how the Word is supposed to work in our lives and then did the ultimate…laid down His life on a cross to die for our foolish sin.
Because Jesus was the Word and was part of the God, He had the power to lay down his life and pick it back up again, defeating death forever…for all of us…who believe. Is it no wonder that when His people cry out, He listens? When we honestly and opening talk to our Father, heaven stops to listen? We are in His Presence! Take all the time you need to think about that.
David knows this well. He declares His love for God and thanks Him for coming to His rescue from his enemies (Saul and his crew). This prayer Psalm of praise and thanksgiving is long so we are going to take just a few passages at a time and celebrate with David the continual rescue of our God, our Father in Heaven.
Psalm 18, The Message
A David Song, Which He Sang to God After Being Saved from All His Enemies and from Saul
1-2 I love you, God—
you make me strong.
God is bedrock under my feet,
the castle in which I live,
my rescuing knight.
My God—the high crag
where I run for dear life,
hiding behind the boulders,
safe in the granite hideout.
3 I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty,
and find myself safe and saved.
4-5 The hangman’s noose was tight at my throat;
devil waters rushed over me.
Hell’s ropes cinched me tight;
death traps barred every exit.
6 A hostile world! I call to God,
I cry to God to help me.
From his palace he hears my call;
my cry brings me right into his presence—
a private audience!
Pause to think…
Whatever you and I are going through at this very moment, God knows. We need to know that we can walk right into His Presence, just as we are, because of Jesus’ work on the cross that broke down the wall between God and us. Build a solid relationship with the One who loves you most. Know, without doubt, that we can tell God anything. Yes, anything. Then stand up tall and praise Him, giving Him glory and honor for all He has done, is doing and will do. Trust.
It is the cry of my heart to follow You, it is the cry of my heart to be close to You, it is the cry of my heart to follow…all of the days of my life.
In Jesus Name, Amen