Psalm 18: 1-6,16-19

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge. My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised. And I am saved from my enemies.

In my distress I called upon the Lord, And I cried to my God for help. He heard my voice out of my temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears. He sent from on high, He took me, He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me, for they were to mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay. He brought me forth also into abroad place, He rescued me because He delighted in me.

I really love this Psalm another really encouraging one when things are tough for us. God is my rock in times of trouble. He’s my rock all the time but especially when I really need Him. I feel safe in the refuge of His arms. His shield and the horn of my salvation. I love the protection we are promised. How many times have we run into trouble and we cried out to the Lord, in our distress and He hears us.
He draws us out of the waters, delivers us from our enemies.

This last verse I love so much He rescued me, because He delighted in me. I love that He’s delighted in us. He loves us so very much no matter where or what you’ve done.
I never had that father figure growing up but my Father was the Lord. He often was delighted in me, and no matter what happened to me He stood by my side. He loved me when I didn’t know how to love myself. When I felt shame and guilt He clung to me and showed me how to love myself. Today I’m still learning how to do that.
Lean on God he’s got you no matter where you are in this life. ❤️

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