Day 161 – The Lord Heard Me

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In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was worth. Psalms 18:6-7

He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Psalms 18:19

These verses describes the events that took place when David was in the run because of Saul. The first thing we can notice is that David cried out to the Lord in this distress. Secondly, when he cried out, God heard him! Thirdly, we see the result – the earth shook! Whenever God hears the cries of His children in distress, He arises to do something. When God arise, ‘His enemies will be scattered’ (Psalms 68:1). When He arises into His resting place, ‘He is clothed with salvation, and His saints usually rejoice in goodness’ (2 Chronicles 6:40-41). In today’s scripture, we would notice that when God arose on David’s behalf: first, he was brought up out of his distress, and second he was established in a large place (Psalms 18:19).

Notice also the foundation to this whole account: ‘he delivered me, because he delighted in me’. Good News Translation puts it this way ‘He helped me out of danger; he saved me because he was pleased with me’. God will always help you out, simply because He delights in you. I pray that God would bring you to your large and peaceful place, in Jesus name. Amen.

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