Rescued

Photo by Laura Jostes

Photo by Laura Jostes

“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.

* * * * *

The cords of death encompassed me;

the torrents of destruction assailed me;

the cords of Sheol entangled me;

the snares of death confronted me.

In my distress I called upon the Lord;

to my God I cried for help.

From his temple he heard my voice,

and my cry to him reached his ears.

* * * * *

Then the earth reeled and rocked;

the foundations also of the mountains

trembled and quaked,

because he was angry.

Smoke went up from his nostrils,

and devouring fire from his mouth;

glowing coals flamed forth from him.

He bowed the heavens and came down;

thick darkness was under his feet.

He rode on a cherub and flew;

he came swiftly on the wings of the wind.

He made darkness his covering,

his canopy around him,

thick clouds dark with water.

Out of the brightness before him

hailstones and coals of fire

broke through his clouds.

The Lord also thundered in the heavens

and the Most High uttered his voice,

hailstones and coals of fire.

And he sent out his arrows

and scattered them;

he flashed forth lightnings

and routed them.

Then the channels of the sea were seen,

and the foundations of the earth

were laid bare

at your rebuke, O Lord,

at the blast of the breath

of your nostrils.

* * * * *

He sent from on high,

he took me;

he drew me out of many waters.

He rescued me from my strong enemy

and from those who hated me.

They confronted me in the day of my calamity,

but the Lord was my support.

He brought me out into a broad place;

he rescued me,

because he delighted in me.”

Psalm 18:1-19

* * * * *

Thank you Lord

for saving me

from sin that sweeps

me off my feet

pins me down

shouts “defeat”.

Your strong Word

declares me

“safe!”

No more to hear

the blame

of law

“you can’t,

you won’t,

you didn’t”.

Jesus,

 You can

and will

and do

uphold me

to the end

by grace I have been

saved through faith

not through works

lest I  should boast

in anything

but in You my Savior!

Amen!

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2 thoughts on “Rescued

    • I really like the word pictures describing God in action when He hears our pleas. He doesn’t “mess around”! He’s always there for us! PTL! Hugs ~ Laura

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