King David sang this particular psalm to the LORD on the day the LORD rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. David had many enemies, and King Saul was seeking his life all the time he was alive.
King David’s words and thoughts were based on personal real life experiences with God.
Psalm 18 is David’s testimony about how the LORD had actually given him rest from an embattled life. It isn’t about his expectations of deliverance, but a celebration of what his LORD had accomplished for him.
His intro is a very emotional one,
” I love You LORD, You are my strength ” Ps 18:1. In one simple sentence, David communicated his total attachment and dependence on God.
It is an expression of his deep affection for this God, and appreciation for His faithfulness.
In his distressed situations, all he needed to do was call on God, and his deliverance was sure.
“I called on the LORD, Who is worthy of praise, and He saved me from my enemies” Ps 18:3
King David gives a beautiful account on how his LORD is roused to action at his call in verses 6-19. It is a most inspiring read and a reminder to all who call on God in moments of distress.
Examine your relationship with your God.
Are you deeply affectionate with Him? Do you love Him, sincerely?
Are you in any kind of trouble, anguish, distress? Have you reckoned that the LORD is your only source of strength and your only hope for deliverance? Then call on Him. He will rouse Himself on your behalf.
Hear it from David:
“The LORD hears His people when they call to Him for help.
He rescues them from all their troubles
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
He rescues those whose spirits are crushed” Ps 34:17-18
Call on the LORD, He is nearer than you think, or can ever imagine.