Today’s Reading – Psalms 17 – 20 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)
Read the “0619 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.” (Psalm 18:15-16)
Good morning. As I was reading these two verses from chapter 18 of Psalms, I couldn’t help but think about the flooding in Nepal, and the rescue of the people, who climbed to higher ground. They were picked up by Nepali Army helicopters. But it was the LORD who drew David out of many waters.
As I’m writing this, ten people were killed. Only the LORD knows how many more of those listed as missing. The main religion of Nepal is Hinduism. Hinduism has been estimated to contain as many as 330 million gods, or deities. And, as few as one main god, four lower gods, and 33 lesser gods. Those who practice Hinduism total 81.3% of the population. But David said…
“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.” (Psalm 18:2-3)
The problems we face may seem like an overwhelming flood of waters seeking to drown us. Just like David, the LORD will lift us out…
“Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:1-2)
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:9)
No matter what the problem. No mater what flood waters are bringing you down. God can save us from them. Confess and forsake the sins you are holding onto and He will hear. Ask the LORD for the help you need.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
“The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of 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 into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he 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. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.” (Psalm 18:4-21)
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