May 5 – Taking Pleasure In Us

“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” Psalm 18:19 (NIV)

Being in that spot between a rock and a hard place is not comfortable. Sometimes those predicaments lead to circumstances that are more than just not pleasant. Generally it is dark in those places as far as our trying to find an easy way out. Whether it is our job, our relationships, even a lack of job or resources these might happen in the bright of day but in our hearts we don’t perceive them so well. Many of the songs in the Bible were composed by Shephard and King David. Some are prayers when David had special need of divine help. Some are songs of praise. In this verse David praises God for delivering him from his enemies and rescuing him out of a tight spot. The words reveal a very special relationship between God and His servant. In Psalm 18 David sensed that God was happy about him, that He really loved him and was pleased with him. He wrote “God was delighted. This same relationship can be ours, too. He loves us and He is delighted when we trust Him wholly and faithfully. Let’s do that today, no matter what “spots” we find ourselves in.