I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Well amen to David’s rejoicing. These words were spoken to the Lord on the day that the Lord delivered David from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. David had tried all the things he could think of to protect himself from Saul. He petitioned his family, his spiritual mentor, even his best friend, but none of them could help. David had to rely on His God; reminding himself of the things of the past. Reminding himself what God did for him when he fought against Goliath. In these verses, David sings a great song unto the Lord.
Now we may not have to face armies and King’s in hot pursuit of us with one goal in mind; that being to kill us. But we have enemies that want to “steal, kill, and destroy”. Every day the enemy and the schemes that follow certainly want us to run and to hide. The enemy desires to make us ineffective for the Lord. The enemy wants us to cower in fear because he knows fear cripples us. The schemes of the enemy include fear, deception, confusion, lying, shame, doubt. All of these attack our minds and cause us to take our eyes off of Jesus and back onto ourselves.
Listen, I’ve done this. I’ve doubted. I’ve let confusion direct my choices. I’ve been deceived into believing lies. I am sometimes afraid. But God and His grace and His mercy destroys all of the enemy’s schemes. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4 NKJV). Ladies and gentlemen, the enemy has been defeated, once and for all.
When the enemy says nobody loves you, don’t believe it. God loves you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3) When the enemy says you aren’t good enough for God, don’t believe it. (Ephesians 2:7-10) And when the enemy tells you God won’t answer your prayers, don’t believe it. (Psalm 65:2)
The daily battle that wages with the enemy is real. But do what David did and rejoice in song. “I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”(Psalm 18:1-2 NKJV)
Heavenly Father, thank You for all that You are. Our All in All. There is nothing greater than You. There is nothing more powerful than You. Forgive us Lord when we forget that the battle is not against flesh and blood, but rages on in the heavenlies, where You reside. May we place our complete faith in You and rejoice as David did when His God delivered him from the hands of his enemies. Deliver us Oh Lord as we trust in You. In Jesus Name. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!