We are on day 13 of our 21 days of Fasting & Prayer
Our Prayer Focus is: Believing for Deliverance.
Deliverance is defined as “a rescue from bondage or danger.” Deliverance in the Bible is the acts of God whereby He rescues His people from peril.
Scriptures are found in the book of Psalms 34:17-19, but I want to take you to the beginning of this chapter reading vv. 1-3.
Various chapters in Psalms were composed by David and this took me
back to the old testament. In these verses King Saul was after David and
threatened his life, forcing David to live on the run. In one of the loneliest times of his life, David ended up in the Philistine city of Gath where he thought he’d be safe. I Samuel 21:10 -15 and 22nd chapter, David escaped from Saul and went to the city of Gath and met up with King Achish. but the officers of Achish were unhappy about David being there.“ Isn’t this David, the King of the land? They asked. “Isn’t he the one the people honor with dances, singing,”Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands?”
I Sam 21 v12 David heard these comments and was very afraid of what
King Achish of Gath might do to him.
So he pretended to be insane, scratching on doors and drooling down his beard. V14 says: Finally King Achish said to his men, “Must you bring me a madman? We already have enough of them around here! Why should I let someone like this be my guest?
Ch.22. So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his
brothers and all his other relatives joined him there. Then others began
coming, men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented, and David became their leader, there were about 400 men.
David began praising the Lord for the deliverance he experienced
from the Philistines.
Ps.34:1-3, I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in
my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.
He was rescued many times and God delivered him from many situations.
Ps 34:15,16 says: The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; His
ears are open to their cries for help. But the Lord turns His face against
those who do evil; He will erase their memory from the earth.
God is aware of our struggles, He’s also aware of the sins of the
wicked. Where God's attention for those who love him is focused on
compassion and mercy, His attention to those who are evil is centered
Ps.34:17, The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers (rescues)
them out of all their troubles.
V.18: The Lord is Near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such
as have a contrite spirit. (crushed spirit)
V.19: Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
These verses emphasize that the Lord delivers us from everything if we are righteous. It doesn't mean that we won’t experience affliction, pain,
challenges, problems, and all those other synonyms for things that are hard for us, but it does mean that we will be delivered.
WE can take great comfort that he will never leave us or forsake us. He is
always nearby, ready to give us strength and to sustain our faith. When we are brokenhearted, he hears our cry and stands with us. When we are
crushed and feel overwhelmed, he is there to hold us up. He’s ready to
listen as you and I cry out to him, pleading for his help and for his
That deliverance, God's deliverance may not always come the way we
expect, but it will come for our good for His glory!