Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 18:1-6 NLT

[1] I love you, LORD; you are my strength.

[2] The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.

[3] I called on the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies.

[4] The ropes of death entangled me; floods of destruction swept over me.

[5] The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path.

[6] But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears.

Reflection . . .

We human beings don’t like to admit that we don’t have it all together. We’d rather wallow in our own pity and suffering than confess our need for help, God’s help even!

The Christian life ought to be characterized by humility, confession and repentance — a broken and contrite heart (Ps. 51). In order to experience the abundant life Jesus offers us, we must cry out to the Lord and discover His protection and safety — our rock and deliverer!