How are you feeling about life today? Are the pieces holding together ok? Or maybe teetering a little? Or does life at the moment feel like a terrible chaotic tragic disaster? This Psalm is David’s outpouring from a time of deep despair and fear. His situation could not have been worse. Death was threatening to engulf him, and his enemies had the upper hand.
God’s response to His beloved David’s cry for help, for rescue, is utterly unambiguous. Like a wild storm and earthquake, God reaches out and saves David from the darkness and the turmoil. This Psalm is David’s song of praise to the God who is utterly loyal and faithful. The God who gives strength, support and light when David was weak and failing. The God who provided a firm place for David to stand, a refuge and a shield against his enemies.
David reminds us this morning to call upon God when we are in distress. This is our living God, who hears us. Our cries reach His ears. Call without shame!
David reminds us this morning to remember to praise the God who offers us love, loyalty, rescue and protection. Let’s tell the stories of God’s goodness and faithfulness. Let’s sing and speak of the God who rescues us from despair, holds us through terrible fear and pain, pours love into our lives when we are terribly wounded and hurt by others around us.
David sings of his much loved God, “He brought me out into a broad place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.”
This is a day of great thanksgiving and joy for our community as our dear Ron Irving is ordained.
Let us pray for Ron and for us that we may experience the freedom into which God longs to bring us. May we know that God rescues us because He delights in us. May this be the rock on which we stand with gratitude, love and deep confidence in our God.
God bless and keep you dear Ron and Julie.