God to the Rescue

Psalm 16-18

Think about these verses the next time you feel fearful or intimidated or weak.

"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 lightening.
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 my disaster, but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me." —Psalm 18:6-20.

Count on him. The person who has committed himself to God and his ways can always know that there is no force, no circumstance, no problem, no enemy that can harm him. Our God is no wimp! Look at the storm clouds as evidence of his presence. Consider the hailstones a divine message. When the earth shakes, remember who is doing the shaking. And then, relax. God's on call.


  1. Thanks for the encouragment! So good to be reminded our God is able and faithful and good!


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