He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because He delighted in me.
Room to Breathe
Have you ever been trapped in a small space? Even sitting in a crowded theatre where people are shoulder to shoulder is not a feeling I enjoy. I’m not claustrophobic but I still don’t enjoy it. It’s the same feeling that I get when trouble happens in my life. I feel as though the walls are closing in on me, breathing is difficult and being a heart attack survivor, those times are not what I want to experience.
I need room to breathe. And Praise God! He provides that room through His word.
Psalm 18, another of David, who assuredly had enemies, was likely written in his old age. Perhaps a reflection of his previous enemies, maybe new ones. As a child of God we all have enemies, the greatest being Satan. Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy. Heaping and heaping things upon myself, until I’m out of room.
This morning I imagined God swooping in , brushing my burdens away and telling Satan, not today. She’s got no time for that. And I could breathe.
That place… that awesome large place… is Heaven. Me seated in Heaven with the Father as spoken in Ephesians 2: 6
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
There is plenty of room to breathe in Heaven!
Removed from Battle
He delivered me. I did not fight the battle because I didn’t have the strength. If David was in his final days upon writing this Psalm, he likely wasn’t able to physically fight the battles any longer. Regardless of age, life’s battles takes its toll on your strength. It weakens the spirit and with it weakens my hope that I’ll win.
I’m in that place this morning.
It’s why I turned to the word of God, looking for hope in the only place it is a surety. It’s there I found the freedom to breathe and the relief of not fighting the battle. Just to sit and watch God as He removed me from the battle.
Raised in Belief
Belief that I am a favored child of the King. Raised, meaning lifted up and strengthened in the knowledge that He who sits high and looks low, not only controls my world but the world of those that would seek to cause anxiety and stress in my life.
He loves us! He does not want us to fight these battles alone and He desires that we talk to Him about it and get out of the mindset of defeat. He delights in you!
I can’t help but think about my own children and how I delight in them. I can’t wait to see them and speak with them. I love hearing what’s going on in their life, it’s not a burden, it’s a blessing. I want God to do amazing things in their lives and for them to have Victory.
Is it any different for our Father?
Take heart child of God. You are loved and adored by your Father above. You are with Him in Heaven and He is with you on earth. The battle is over with Him because He goes before us. We have His word as a promise and a reason to believe. I hope this encourages you today! It sure did me