February 2, Reading 2 – Psalm 18:1-29


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SAA Notes

In a psalm like this, every year will bring something new to light in your thinking. When reading verses 4-7, remember that these words describe Jesus the Son of David’s experience in Gethsemane. It is important to know that our Messiah has gone through the depths too. He can sympathise with you!

SJA Notes

“Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.”

This is the God who is with us, who is on our side!

David cries out to Him, our fortress and our deliverer, from the depths of hurt and despair. The humble cry!

And God answers.

“The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice,”

The trials, the worries, the stresses of life – Sometimes it is all we can do to just groan with the weight of it all. God’s word encourages us in this, to bring even our deepest weight to the Lord.

And as Stuart Snr points us too in his notes, Jesus our Saviour went through the depths of despair and turmoil too!

Hebrews 4 v15 says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknessess, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

What does this truth give us?

The writer goes on, “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”


Amen. Hallelujah. May the Lord draw us all onwards, may we draw near to His throne and receive mercy and find grace in our times of need.

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