I was reading throught Psalm 18 where David was in distress. The enemy was attacking David. As David puts it , the enemy was powerful and was even too strong for him. The cords of death entagled him.
The snares of death confronted him. The torrents of destruction overwhelmed him.
So what did David do ?
He cried out to God for help. He called on God, his fortress, his deliverer, his shield, his stronghold.
The one who is worthy of praise.
From the throne, God heard David's cry . It came before him into his ears.
So what did God do ?
He stayed silent and did nothing Right ? Not Quite....
Here's what happened :
The earth trembled and quaked,
and the foundations of the mountains shook;
they trembled because GOD was angry !!! ( Uh Oh... Look out )
Smoke rose from his nostrils;
consuming fire came from his mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it ( Holy #@!& better run )
He parted the heavens and came down;
dark clouds were under his feet.
He mounted the cherubim and flew;
he soared on the wings of the wind.
Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
with hailstones and bolts of lightning (this is going to hurt.. )
The LORD thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded
He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning he routed them
The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, LORD,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils
GOD reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
GOD rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
GOD then brought me out into a spacious place
Now why in the world would GOD make such a noise for David or for you ?
The answer is in verse 19:
BECAUSE HE DELIGHTS IN YOU.....