Delivered from Enemies

The Lord delivered David from his enemies and from the hand of Saul. In Psalm 18:1-24, David spreads his wings in faith to be lifted from his distress by praying for deliverance. As a deliverer, God takes action and we get a vivid description from David in this Psalm of how God responds prayer.

God rewarded David because of his righteousness (v. 20 and v. 24). We can be thankful because we gain righteousness by accepting Christ. When our enemies of life pressure us from all angles, we can go to God in prayer just like David did and ask for Him to work things out. His provision sets up a way to escape or the power to get through any situation.

Things may happen that should not but we can overcome difficulty. People may do us wrong and we may lose trust but we can be an overcomer if we forgive, step ahead, and are thankful for what we do have.

We can react with strength because with the study of scripture, we are provided light in our darkest hour. Our enemies will sense this power and they will not be bold enough to challenge us or expose any of our weaknesses. Even if there is a challenging situation, we can go to God for more instruction and direction. The scripture can be used as our weapon to handle stressful situations. We can start fresh with a new perspective.

This day with You Lord will be amazing because all the challenges we face can be met head on. We have confidence that You will provide the resources needed to get through anything. Whatever we go through this day, we are not stressed out because like You did with Dave, You have fashioned a bright future. Our hope is in the righteousness we receive by accepting Your love in Christ. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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