[16] He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
[17] He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
[18] They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support.
[19] He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.


This psalm was written long before Jesus was born but the theme is the same as what we know today. God is supreme and the most high.  David got his strength from the Lord, whom he loved.

God loved David as only the Lord can, and as David called to God for help, God listened and rescued him from his powerful enemies.


This is the Gospel found in the Old Testament. Almighty God is supreme and the most high.

When he sent his Son to die for our sins, we were offered salvation.  As we accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior, he drew us up out of the deep waters of addiction, lying, and all the rest.

He rescued us from the powerful enemy – satan; without God we are in satan’s strong grasp of worry, fear, addiction, or whatever..

The enemy loves to hit us when we are down (day of my disaster); he lies to us saying we can’t do it, we can’t quit our sin, we are weak, we are worthless, and other lies.

Through grace He rescues us from the enemy to a place of joy, knowing that our strength is from Him and believing His promise of spending eternity with Him.

Why did he rescue us?  He DELIGHTS in us!  That’s a wonderful feeling!


Lord I love you.  Thank you for loving me.  I find great joy in knowing you delight in me as I delight in you.  Thank you for pulling me from my depths and as I am tempted with sin daily, I know You will lead me from it if I focus on You.  In Jesus mighty name I pray this.  Amen