“I love you, GOD—you make me strong.”
(Psalm 18:1 MSG)
Psalm 18 is one of my favorite chapters found in scripture. I absolutely adore the imagery it presents of a loving and protective Father defending and securing His vulnerable child. I write from that chapter this week due to a series of occurrences in which the sites and sounds of the never-ending advances of life’s troubles have confronted me. I have spoken with friends who are facing the fierceness of their foe. I have met brothers and sisters in Christ who are desperately searching for the slightest glimmer of hope and understanding. I have even found myself confronted by the enemy’s familiar schemes. Reminders abound, that complacency in our walk, distraction in our faith, weakness in our flesh, our tendency to follow fallen humanity, and our propensity to attempt the digestion of poisonous secular influences, can lead us unto the dark murky swamps of a false and lifeless world.