He reached from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
He rescued me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a broad place; He rescued me because He was pleased with me and delighted in me. (Psalm 18:16-19)
This Psalm was written by a troubled David who found his comfort in the Lord. God literally saved his life from Saul. Sometimes, our lives can be so hard that we feel like David did – drowning in many waters and chased by enemies. Like David, we can be certain that God knows our pain, fears and troubles and will rescue us in His loving arms. Verse 18 says “the Lord was my support.” The word ‘support’ is ‘mish’an’ – meaning something steady that you can lean on. You can put our weary head on the Lord as a weaned child rests against his mother. You can securely rest in His arms, placing your burdens at His feet. You don’t burden God when you come to Him with your problems, rather you honor Him as a child who comes to a parent in need. “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me." (Psalm 50:15)