psalm 18.2

psalm 18.2The Sunday evening services at my church have been dedicated to the Psalms since the beginning of the year.  Last night we started on Psalms 18.  As I was listening to the sermon, all I could think was “God is my Superhero.”

Superheroes are more popular than ever before.  Everyone wants a hero who will swoop down and save the day when life gets hard.  Someone who will right the wrongs of the world and protect the little guy.  We all want a protector who will rescue us and help us to feel safe.

God wants to be all of those things for us.  In Psalm 18:1-3 David talks about what God is to him and to all believers.

1 I love you, O Lord, my strength.

2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.

  He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

3 I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.

Verse one:  When life is difficult we don’t have to face it alone.  We can draw strength from God and He will carry us through.

Verse two:  The Lord is my rock, and my fortress and my deliverer in whom I take refuge.  He will give you a firm foundation to stand on when things are difficult.  He will defend you and rescue you in your time of need.  He will give you comfort.

He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  He protects you and gives you power and safety.

Verse three:  I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.

I call to the Lord.  He is always there ready for us to call His name.  He wants to have a relationship with us and to give us all these things.  He wants to save us from our enemy, Satan.  All we have to do is ask.  All we have to do is say, “Lord I love you; I want you to be a part of my life. I want you to protect me and save me from my enemies.”

I was involved in a car accident a few years ago and broke my right hand (I am right handed).  I had surgery, which caused a second bone to break, but they didn’t find it for three weeks.  I then had to have a second surgery to repair that fracture.  Therapy was difficult because my hand was so stiff.  I used all of my FMLA and lost my job and my insurance.  It was a difficult time in my life.  If it weren’t for God’s grace I would not have made it through.  Because of the stiffness in my hand I needed to use a CPM machine to flex and extend my hand so that I would be able to use my hand again.  It wasn’t covered by insurance.  The representative from the company that was providing it for me allowed me to use the machine at no charge.

I am currently working with Worldwide Discipleship Association leading Restoring Your Heart groups, and I also work as the art teacher at a school for children with learning disabilities.  God lead me down a new path that has been extremely rewarding. God protected me, took care of me, and provided for me when I needed Him most.

God is my Superhero.  He is always there when I need Him.  He loves me.  He protects me from Satan and gives me power and authority over him.  He gives me strength when I feel I can’t go on.  He has and always will be there for me.

How has God shown himself to be a Superhero in your life? Consider this scripture and find encouragement.

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