Have you ever waded through emotional “deep waters” and encountered “foes who were too strong for [you]”? Or felt like you were facing “the day of [your] disaster”? King David did. Those are his words from Psalm 18. Hard, raw words, meant to give the most timid soul the freedom to come to our LORD with our most honest fears and feelings.
But there’s more to David’s story…and yours and mine. Let the weariest places of your heart hear it. “…but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”
Repeat after me: “because the LORD delights in me”. Underline it. Write it down somewhere. Start your days with the reminder that he delights in you. He calls you “friend”. His “beloved”. And he has invited you to share with him in his holy work of caregiving.
There’s a little note just under the words “Psalm 18” in the Bible – “[David] sang to the LORD the words of this song…” Your song, like David’s, will delight the heart of our LORD.
Prayer – Fill me today, O LORD, with a deep sense of your delight. Amen
Photo courtesy of Jill Naumann, copyright 2017