1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield[b] and the horn[c] of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
Think of all those princess cartoons you watch, or watched. (Or maybe your little sister watched. Cause no guy would have ever watched a “girly” cartoon, right?) In so many of them, especially the old school ones, the princess was rescued by the prince. Maybe she was in danger. Or maybe just stuck in a rut. But whatever her predicament, the handsome prince swooped in and saved the day. In this situation we might say that the prince “delivered” the princess from her situation.
In real life, strangers don’t fly in and see us through our tough times. But God Does! He handles each situation differently, but all according to His perfect plan. Sometimes God makes the situation go away. Other times, He allows us to walk through them, never leaving our side. Regardless, He is our deliverer, rescuing us from this broken world and the trials it throws our way. And the “happily ever after” that God delivers? It’s way better than any cartoon (or real life) prince could ever deliver.
- When you’re in a tough spot, why is it tempting to try and fix it ourselves, or seek other outlets before we turn to God? What does this say about our trust in Him?
- How does God’s presence in the midst of a tough time make it easier to get through it?