Are you in a tight place?

He brought me forth also into a broad place;
He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
Psalm 18:19 NAS

Charles Spurgeon wrote two beautiful paragraphs in the Treasury of David on this verse. The following are statements I pulled out because each one is a gold mine of truth worth some deep thinking.

The Lord does not leave his work half done, for having routed the foe
he leads out the captive into liberty.

God won’t leave you hiding in a foxhole on the battlefield after He has vanquished the enemy. He will deliver you to a broad, roomy place where you can enjoy liberty.

Large indeed is the possession and place of the believer in Jesus,
there need be no limit to his peace, for there is no bound to his privilege.

No matter what we believe we have in Jesus, there’s always more. More peace, more privilege…because they are both limitless in Christ whose love and power are boundless.

Free grace lies at the foundation. Rest assured, if we go deep enough,
sovereign grace is the truth which lies at the bottom of every well of mercy.

It is only because of grace–unmerited, unearned favor from God–that He grants us mercy. The very nature of grace makes it all His thing, not ours.

Why Jehovah should delight in us is a question without an answer, and a mystery which angels cannot solve; but that he does delight in his beloved is certain, and is the fruitful root of favours as numerous as they are precious.

Zephaniah 3:17 tells us that He rejoices over us with joy, and this is an inexplicable but certain truth that is the cause of the Lord’s favor toward us. He delights because he chooses to delight. He loves because He chooses to love. It is not because of who we are but because of who He is.

So know that He rescues.

Know that He delivers.

And know that you are not stuck in your “tight place.” He will bring you out of bondage and through trouble into a place of peace and freedom. Because He delights in you.

Janice Powell 2014

The Treasury of David is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.


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