Cry out to Him! The Lord can rescue you!

Rescue!!  I guess I am just a visual guy… I’ve been reading Psalm 18 the past several days and a graphic picture has come to mind… A victim struggling in swirling, violent, treacherous waters of a storm… Hope is gone!  Death seems certain!  Plaintive cries of despair barely heard above the howling wind and roaring waves!!  In sweeps a huge, powerful, apocalyptic-Divine rescuer who reaches down and snatches the victim from the terrifying waters and flies away to a place of peace and safety!!!  Kind of a combination of scenes from “Lord of the Rings” and “Narnia” movies…

My daughter, Shari Dresselhaus, knows a little bit about that… What started out as a personal victory in the Mission Trails Regional Park near San Diego, climbing the North Fortuna Peak, turned into an emergency and the need of a terrifying air rescue almost 2 years ago! (See the pics)

Here’s the deal… scenes like that – language like that is found in your Bible!  In fact, it is used to describe how the Living God recues us when we are in deep distress!!  Psalm 18 describes it (you should read it for yourself this morning… I did!)  How encouraging!  I can only give you a taste of it here…

“I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise and I have been saved from my enemies! … In my distress I called to the Lord!  I cried to my God for help!  From His temple he heard my voice; my cry came before Him, into His ears! … He parted the heavens and came down … He reached down from on high and took hold of me!  He drew me out of the deep waters!  He rescued me from my powerful enemy – from my foes, who were too strong for me.  He brought me out into a spacious place!  He rescued me because he delighted in me!” (from Psalm 18.1-19 NIV)

He can and does that for those who “cry out to Him!”  Don’t know what you’re going through right now – how desperate, discouraging, demanding and frightening it is – but here’s one voice urging you to “cry out to the Lord for help!”  He can help you – He can deliver you – He can rescue you!!!

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