Will God Give Us What We Need?

Psalm 18:1, 2 teaches us that God is the rock we can stand on. As we walk through our day, He will be our fortress and deliverer.

King David faced a crisis in which he felt doomed. King Saul’s forces had hemmed him in, and he was flat on his back (1 Samuel 23:15). But David looked up. In his distress, he prayed. He called out to God for help, and the Lord answered him from heaven.

Psalm 18:6 assures us that our prayers reach the ears of God. He never ignores our requests or refuses to listen. In Jeremiah 33:2, 3 God commands His people to call to Him, promising that He will answer. The Bible makes it clear that God hears and answers our prayers.

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Psalm 18:19, 32: God Will Give Us What We Need

In verses 18 and 19 David reflects on the fact that the Lord freed him from a harsh life in the wilderness and gave him liberty (2 Samuel 22:1).

The strong hand of God brought deliverance. He not only plucked David from the flood but also set him in a safe place.

He cites the reason the Lord did this as “He delighted in me.” As believers, we owe our salvation and every blessing to the fact the Lord delights in us.

We can say that David meant this in two ways. First, God delighted in David in the sense that He chose him, anointed him, and set Hi “marvelous lovingkindness” upon David (Psalm 17:7). Second He delighted in David because he lived a righteous life, as explained in the following verses. 1

“Deliverance from sin, deliverance from evil propensities, deliverance from spiritual enemies – each deliverance bears evidence of God’s love to us…. How much he delights in you it is not possible to say. The Father delights in you, and looks upon you with doting love; like as a father takes pleasure in his child, so does he rejoice over you.”2

David knew by experience the strength God gives to him, and the skill to use such strength. David said this skill was like the skill that deer have when they run effortlessly upon the high places (Psalm 18:32, 33).

David sang about the way God helped him make war (as in 2 Samuel 8).

  • God gave him strength,
  • helped him run swiftly and on a secure path,
  • made him strong enough to bend a bow of bronze,
  • and gave him the shield of His salvation.
  • As God gave David what he needed (physical strength and skill), God will also give us what we need.
  • Whatever battles you have in your life, bear in mind that God trained our hands to war, and makes our arms able to bend a bow of bronze and fire. At any issue you might have: sickness, challenges, poverty, (whatever) God keeps our way secure! (Psalm 18:32-34)

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In Conclusion, consider the Daily Bread email message sent on 6/3/2024 which says

DB Psalm 18:19, 32

Psalm 18:19 – He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.  (NASB)


Psalm 18:32 – It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. (NASB)

Whether we face a tribulation, trial, stress, health challenge, or even a cancer diagnosis of ourselves or a loved one. God will support and strengthen us for the battle.
Psalm 18 serves as a reminder of God’s power over the enemies that threaten us. David began the psalm with a declaration of love for God, followed by an attribute that speaks volumes to any patient or sufferer. “I love You, O LORD, my strength.” (Psalm 18:1, NASB)
David described God as his support (Psalm 18:19, 32). And the Lord will be our support in our weakness.
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Cited References:

  1. David Guzik, Commentary on Psalm 18, (Enduring Word, https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/psalm 18/)
  2. Spurgeon, Charles Haddon. “Commentary on Psalm 18”. “Spurgeon’s Verse Expositions of the Bible”. https://www.studylight.org/​commentaries/​spe/​psalm 18. 2011. These files are public domain.
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