He Came To My Rescue
Posted on 03.13.2013
As I think back on my life, I see how God has always come to my rescue. I know that He’s come to your rescue too.
Psalm 18 says it for me: “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.” The next portion of this Psalm is exciting, as it describes God as a passionate warrior. When I read it, I am overcome with joy! I am reminded that God is serious about coming to our aid. Check this out:
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.
The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.
Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.
He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—the dark rain clouds of the sky.
Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
He shot his arrows and scattered the enemies, great bolts of lightning and routed them.
The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of disaster, but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
These are verses 6-19; there are fifty verses in Psalm 18. This passage continues to talk about how God not only rescues, but gives the help and strength that we need to be the warriors that we are to be: It is God who “arms me with strength” (v. 32) and “trains my hands for battle” (v. 34). It is His right hand that sustains me (v. 35). “You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn” (v. 36).
These verses reflect the adventures and experience of King David, who was under attack, being pursued by his enemy King Saul. However, they tell the story of us—how God comes and fights our spiritual battles and aids us in the challenges we face in life!
All I can say is, “The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! Therefore, I will praise you among the nations, O Lord; I will sing praises to your name” (Psalm 18:46, 49).