Psa 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psa 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Psa 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Psa 18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
Psa 18:6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
— Psalms 18: 2-6
How loving is our God! Praise the Lord.
When people speak of motivation, what often comes to mind is to fight for a cause that is greater than ourselves. The proverbial, “Something bigger.”
Striving for that cause that is bigger than ourselves – understood as affecting more lives than our own – often requires years of hard work and overcoming many obstacles. Sometimes, we must cry out for help in moments of anguish or anxiety in order to obtain the strength and clarity that is needed to move onto the next step of the journey.
Guess what King David does?
He cries out to God.
Specifically, David is recalling a difficult moment in his life and recalling how God came through for him when he cried out for His help. In a practical sense, David is repeating his testimony and affirmation of God and his strength, mercy, and love. Imagine how empowered you would feel if you repeated these words of who God is in your life, and the conviction and power you would feel to go out and accomplish what you set out to do.
This is powerful stuff. The secular world will try and call this something along the lines of daily affirmations, but the key difference in this respect is that as Christians, when we repeat our ‘affirmations’ it is not about our own strength but the infinite power source of God being all the qualities we need at a given time. No matter what the circumstances are!
Now move out as King David, knowing that no matter how dire the circumstances are, the strength and qualities you derive from God are ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS FULL POWER.