“When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked—but the Lord held on to me. His love broke open the way and he brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me—because his delight is in me!” (Psalms 18: 18-19, Passion Translation)
There are times when we may feel especially vulnerable. We are lost and confused, even more sensitive to the attacks of the enemy—whether that foe is a literal opponent or challenges like disease or lack.
We can listen to the humble words in this verse. The psalmist, in his weakness, is confident of one thing. God. He knows that God is holding on to him, keeping him safe in spite of the turmoil and trouble. We, too, have this protection and we also have the love that takes it all one step further.
God’s Love does not settle only for keeping us intact, unharmed. God also delivers us into something even better, a beautiful broad place—one that has room to progress and to feel free. God’s purpose for saving us is not that He is angry at us and has chosen to set that aside with an act of mercy. God is Love and He delights in us. This is why He rescues us and why we can expect His strength in our weakness and His opportunities when every door seems closed.
The Lord is holding you, and it is an embrace of pure and powerful Love!
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