What David Said
Did you ever pick up a greeting card, be it birthday, anniversary, get well, or thank you, and the message on the inside was perfect, it expressed exactly what was on your heart, so you just scribbled your name under the poem or verse or sappy message or whatever? Men, those of the male gender who are so few with words, are notorious for this (“Babe, the card says what I was going to so I just signed it.”).
For me, Psalm 18 fits this scenario. It’s like a beautifully written greeting card from me to my Lord and it expresses exactly what my heart feels. I need not add anything to it or expound on it or try to flower it up . . . only sign my name under it and say, “Yeah, what David said.”
Soooo . . . I’m not going to comment any further, just leave you (and me) with a few verses of this great and touching song. Read the words carefully and appreciate not the only the beauty of the writing, the metaphors David uses, the word pictures he crafts, but listen to his heart for it is a heart that stared death in the face and watched as God came in for the rescue. So from my heart (our hearts) to God’s . . .
I love you, O LORD, my strength . . . my rock, my fortress and my deliverer . . . my shield . . . my stronghold.
The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death contronted me. In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help.
From His temple He heard my voice. He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of the deep waters. The LORD was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place.
He rescued me because He delighted in me.
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
. . . Yeah, what David said.