"I love You, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:1-2
Have you ever been in a tight place where you didn't know if you were going to make it out alive? Ever been in a tight place where you realized you weren't nearly as strong as you thought you were? If you haven't been there yet, just hold on. I think too many times we have a little success here and a little success there, and we begin to believe that we can do anything at anytime. King David had it all. He had the good looks, he had the wealth, he had the armies, and he had the success. But King David came to understand that there would be times when all of the material things he had would make no difference in tight places. King David's strength would be tested, and even he would come up short many times. He turned to his God. In Psalm 18:1, King David says, "I love You, Lord, my strength." He goes on in verse 2 to describe his God as his "rock, fortress, deliverer, shield, horn of salvation, and stronghold." Those are some STRONG words! Can you say that about your God? Is He your rock? Is He your shield? Is He your stronghold? I know you've read and probably even claimed Philippians 4:13. But did you read the entire passage? Paul said that he knew what it was like "to be in need" and what it was like "to have plenty." In Philippians 4:12, he says, "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." And then we read in Philippians 4:12 what Paul believed through experience: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Are you in a tight place right now? Do you need the strength of God that can only come through Christ? Call out to Him. He can be your rock, your fortress, your deliverer, your shield, your horn of salvation, and your stronghold. Lord, be my strength today. Amen.