"The floods of ungodliness made me afraid..."
Day 129 – Psalm 18
“The floods of ungodliness made me afraid…” Psalm 18:4b
All of the Davidic psalms were somehow inspired by “experiences” in life. Some were good while others were intimidating. The following text is a reflection of a time when David felt deep fears.
“The pangs of death surrounded me,
And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him,
even to His ears.”
1. Descriptions of terror
David’s assessment of his circumstances was a grim one. The descriptive phrases used reflect how he felt deep within his soul.
a) “The pangs of death”
b) The floods of ungodliness.
c) The sorrows of Sheol (“death”).
d) The snares of death.
e) Distress felt.
2. Driven to call upon the Lord
a) David mustered his faith and “called upon the Lord”.
b) He fortified himself and “cried out to (his) God”.
c) If ever God needed to be real it was “now”!
3. Deep gratitude was felt
a) God had heard David’s voice.
b) His cries to God had been brought to the Lord personally.
Our prayers to God are very precious and personal to the LORD!