Intro: In our passage today, David sings a psalm of gratitude to the Lord; the Lord has faithfully delivered David from his enemies. Throughout this psalm, David sings about how God has been his Rock, Fortress, Shield, Horn of salvation, and the Stronghold that reaches down from heaven. Scripture reveals David was a mighty warrior, but he always knew his success came from fighting in God’s strength and not simply his own.
God wants to be our Protector, too. The Lord works with us all the time to increase our endurance and to make us stronger. With every situation that challenges us, we grow. If, as God’s children, we do not allow ourselves to experience life by his strength, we will not be fit to send back out into the world to stand for him in the midst of evil. You have the choice to be strong in yourself or in the power of God’s might. Choose wisely, today.
Psalm 18:28-30 (TPT)
God, all at once you turned on a floodlight for me!
You are the revelation-light in my darkness,
and in your brightness I can see the path ahead.
With you as my strength I can crush an enemy horde,
advancing through every stronghold that stands in front of me.
Yahweh, what a perfect God you are!
All Yahweh’s promises have proven true.
What a secure shelter for all those
who turn to hide themselves in you,
the wraparound God.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being a floodlight of revelation for me each day. You help me see my path, as well as your great provision of grace for each day. Wrap me in your grace today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.