We should not fear anything if God is with us, He is our protector and who helps us overcome everything that wars us. That is why we should only trust in God who is our helper.
The psalmist David was giving thanks for the goodness of God towards him, since the Lord delivered him from the clutches of his enemies. There were many who wanted David’s death because they knew that God was always with him, and that He never left him alone.
The mercy of God was always on David, and every day his strength and knowledge was increased because this man knew how to thank God with his heart and soul.
1 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Here we see this beautiful statement that the psalmist David made to God, giving honor to the Lord for His kindness to him, because He was his rock and fortress, his deliverer, the only one he had to trust. Actually, we should thank David as much as he did, he was always praising God no matter what moment he was going through.
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
These are good expressions from David, that is why we should glorify God even in our greatest trials, because God does not forget us, He helps us to overcome in His name.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
It is good that we take this wonderful example, because it is very important for each one of us, because sometimes we feel torn down and we do not get up because we think we are destroyed, but it is not so, because if we ask God and we trust in Him, He will give us new strength and will free us from the clutches of our enemies. We believe in God because He is more powerful than our own enemies.
He freed me from my powerful enemy
When we feel weak, without comfort or sick, when our spirit is at rock bottom; or when we are enticed by the Devil to do something evil, we can arise and go to seek the Lord Jesus, and he will help us.
We feel we owe the Lord a debt of gratitude; our souls wait for the Lord; we truly are grateful to the Lord and something causes us to cry out:
“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.” (Psalm 18:1)
And in that way we can prevail over the enemies of our soul, that spiritual wickedness in high places which wrestles against us.
We would be overcome if our Lord was not our rock and fortress, who by his spirit makes us be alert. We shelters us on Him protected against that rulers of darkness and their servants. The Lord sustains us for we are not fallen.
We can dare, by faith, to tell anybody who wants to hears us:
“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” Pasalm 18:2
We ought to be convinced of those words, pronounced by a man who, during his life, had to fight against many kinds of enemies. He fought the battles of God against the enemies of his people. And besides that, against his own enemies and the enemies of his soul.
We can be sure that the Lord God is our protector and he is with us, as our best friend. Whom will we fear, since he is the Almighty Lord? If we are with Him, we will be powerful people in truth. He will fight our battles.
Let’s not forget to be near Him daily in prayer, ready to ask him for help in all difficulties, with thanksgiving, in Jesus’ name. Amen.