By Pastor Dennis Morales
“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold,” – Psalm 18:2.
David, the author of this Psalm, writes eight titles referencing God and His reliability. David experienced God’s hand of protection and deliverance from his enemies and now he is worshipping God for His faithfulness during battle.
I’m sure David sang often in battle. I heard it said of a young boy who was trying to pull a large weed from his front yard. Suddenly, the weed came out, root and all, and the boy was thrown back and fell in the process. A man happened to be passing by and said to the young boy, “That sure was a hard pull!”
The boy replied, “It sure is tough when you have the whole world pulling against you.”
We can all feel what this boy said at times. But the cares and concerns of the “pulling world” have a way of fading away in God’s presence. Pressures, demands, deadlines, and failures are no match for the reliability of God. He strengthens you when you are at your weakest point (2 Corinthians 12:9).
David rejoiced that God was everything he needed to get through the most difficult of situations. When the battle rages or the world pulls, it takes strong faith to worship. But as you worship, you will find the One supplying the strength to worship is your “stronghold.” God is closer than you think and He is “able to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19).
Calvary Chapel Eastvale meets Sundays, 10:30 a.m., at Clara Barton Elementary (7437 Corona Valley Ave., Eastvale). Visit their website at http://www.CalvaryEastvale.org.