I Will Call Upon the Lord

A favorite song around here gives us the title of today’s post. The first few lines come from Psalm 18:3: I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies (KJV). The rest of the song comes from Psalm 18:46: The Lord liveth, and blessed be my rock and let the God of my salvation be exalted (KJV). It’s a popular song because of both the music and the sentiment, but some background to the song in our hymnals should give us our word of encouragement.

What caused David to express his exaltation of His God, His Rock, might strike you the same way. Read verses 4 and 6 of this text: The cords of death encompassed me, and the torrents of ungodliness terrified me…In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry for help before Him came into His ears (NASB).

Sound familiar? Open your Bibles and read this whole psalm (especially verses 7-19) and then say, with the psalmist, “Yes, I will call upon the Lord!”

Remember, God loves you and so do I.

Donnie Bates


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