Praying the Psalms: 18:1-20

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Sometimes the images in this Psalm make me uncomfortable. They remind me a little too much of the mythical creatures I learned about in school who destroyed everything they touched. I wonder do I really want to be associated with a God who destroys?

Yet look at what is being destroyed:

sorrows of death
fear of wicked men
sorrows of hell/death/Hades
distress
deep waters
men who hated me
a day of calamity

Haven’t we all experienced at least some of those things? And don’t we all sometimes (often?) need a champion? Remember too that if something or someone is changed from what they were can’t we say that they were in a sense destroyed? If sorrow is turned to joy it isn’t sorrow anymore…

Journal:

What are your sorrows? What are your days of calamity? How have you dealt with them? How has God dealt with them?

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