King David’s Song To God Is Just As Inspirational As Ever!
I love you, God – you make me strong.
God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. My God – the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout.
I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty, and find myself safe and saved.
The hangman’s noose was tight at my throat; devil waters rushed over me.
Hell’s ropes cinched me tight; death traps barred every exit.
A hostile world! I call to God, I cry to God to help me. From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence – a private audience!
Earth wobbles and lurches; huge mountains shake like leaves, Quake like aspen leaves because of his rage.
His nostrils flare, bellowing smoke; his mouth spits fire. Tongues of fire dart in and out;
he lowers the sky. He steps down; under his feet an abyss opens up.
He’s riding a winged creature, swift on wind-wings.
Now he’s wrapped himself in a trenchcoat of black-cloud darkness.
But his cloud-brightness bursts through, spraying hailstones and fireballs.
Then God thundered out of heaven; the High God gave a great shout, spraying hailstones and fireballs.
God shoots his arrows – pandemonium! He hurls his lightnings – a rout!
The secret sources of ocean are exposed, the hidden depths of earth lie uncovered The moment you roar in protest, let loose your hurricane anger.
King David poured out his heart to God when he made this song. It is the Psalm 18, and even today it has a powerful impact on anyone who reads the beautiful lyrics.
Indeed, David knew that God’s love and wonder is beyond anything anyone could ever comprehend. Let us praise God daily! Whether it be a song, poem, or even just a simple prayer, remember to give thanks to God today! 🙂