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Experiencing God’s Deliverance Emboldens Praise

We may not enjoy going through divers test and trials that seem insurmountable, but once we experience God’s deliverance, it emboldens our faith and praise to God. One of the Psalms of David that exemplifies this so well is Psalm 18. Here, David is thankful for the many deliverances God had performed in his life; and he takes time to keep in remembrance those deliverances by penning his praise in psalms. 

David gave God thanks for delivering him from all his enemies and from the hand of King Saul. David began by telling of his relationship with God. When you really realize that it was only God that could have strengthened and delivered you through the many troubles in your life, then you would respond like David did in V. 1-3: “I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my Rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, Who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.”  

It’s your tests and trials that give you an experience with God; and as He delivers you it causes you to be embolden in praise. Embolden is defined as: “To give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something or to behave in a certain way.” And because you are embolden, fiery trials do not overtake you and leave you without hope, because you know what it is to experience God’s delivering power. V. 4-6, David spoke of his experience while going through fiery trials.

He said: “The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of the ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even unto His ears.” Also, did you know trouble can make God angry and He will hurriedly come down to rescue you? 

V. 7- 9 said: “Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because He (God) was wroth. There went up a smoke out of His nostrils, And fire out of His mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down: And darkness was under His feet. And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly: Yea, He did fly upon the wings of the wind.” 

What a great Deliverer God Is!  V. 17-19  emboldens us to trust God’s deliverance even when our circumstances and our troubles seem like too much to bear! David said: “He (GOD) delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me (or attacked me) in the day of my calamity (or during my time of weakness): But the Lord was my stay (or my support). 

The good news is v. 19: “He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because He delighted in me.” What more could He do? Lastly, Psalm 125:1 said: “They that trust in the Lord Shall be as mount Zion, Which cannot be removed, But abideth for ever.” So, NGUKOG (i.e. never give up, keep on going) as you continue to give God praise for continuous deliverances!

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