Day 160 – The Lord is My Rock
1I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. Psalms 18:1-3
The psalmist began in this verse by declaring his love for the Lord who is his strength. ‘I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.’ He went ahead in verse two to describing the source of the strength he derives from God. The Lord is ‘his rock, his fortress, and his deliverer’. As I read these verses, it brought me much encouragement because this is the description of who God is to me; and this is who He is to you too! He will grant you stability, He will grant you defense, and He will bring you the deliverance that you need. God is truly your strength, and you need to believe this! The word ‘buckler’ describes a round weapon carried or worn on the left arm as a shield during war. God is both your strength and your shield! You can depend on Him in every situation.
Verse three then says, ‘I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from my enemies’. The psalmist did not only know God as his rock and shield, but he has learnt to call on God when he is in trouble. When you find yourself in any trouble, call upon the Lord. He promises to arise on your behalf, fight for you and defend you. No situation is too late nor too strong for God to help you out of. May the Lord grant you success this week, and may you sing the song of victory, in Jesus’ name. Go well as you face your day. Amen.
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