My Rock, My Fortress, My Deliverer


Psalm 18:1–3 is a great consolation for those who need help beyond what this world has to offer.

I love you, O LORD, my strength.
[2] The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
[3] I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.

These words brings comfort to this sinner's heart. They remind me of the relationship I have with God by His grace and mercy. May we never take for granted that God has reconciled us to Himself.

David writes, "I love you, O LORD;" and our hearts should cry out the same.

David writes, "my strength;" and likewise we must lean on God, not ourselves.

He writes, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;" and likewise all our security, confidence, and hope should be found in God through Christ, not ourselves, our works, our religion, our experiences, emotions, situations, or circumstances. No, beloved of God, but the LORD alone is our hope and stay.

God is our rock we can stand on with confidence and security. He is a fortress we can hide in for protection and victory over the enemy. He is a mighty deliver who ransoms us from slavery to sin and death. Blessed by the Name of the LORD our God; there is none like Him.

Sing with David, "my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge." Don't take refuge in material or temporal things. Don't take refuge in fleeting pleasures and earthly treasures. Most certainly, brethren, don't take refuge in that which is corrupt and vile. Take refuge by the Spirit in God alone, your Great King and Creator, your Merciful Redeemer and Savior

Let our anthem always be a song of praise to the living God, "my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."David says, "I call upon the LORD;" let us also call upon the LORD.

David says the LORD, "is worthy to be praised;" so let us praise Him.

David says that by God, "I am saved from my enemies;" so let us see the horrible enemies from which we are saved by God: sin and death.

Are you alone? God is there. Have you sinned? God forgives. Have you wandered? God restores. Are you suffering? God comforts and heals. Are you afraid? God gives courage. Are you poor? God gives Himself and all the riches of heaven. Dead in sin? Turn to Christ and live. Alive in Christ? Look to Christ and be transformed in the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:1ff).

We all need help beyond what this world has to offer, and God is there to help. 

"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)

May God bless you, comfort you, watch over you and guide you. 

by: Matt Fortunato