Psalm 18:1-6 (NIV)
1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called to the LORD;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
When emergency situations arise that challenge us. How do we deal with them?
I. Recognize the Severity of the Disaster (vv. 4-5)
A. Feeling Controlled
B. Feeling Consumed
C. Feeling Confronted
II. Relate the Sensation of Distress (v. 6)
A. Turning to the Lord
B. Telling the need
C. Trusting the Almighty
III. Rely on the Security of your Defense (vv. 1-3)
A. The Highest Power Available
B. The Highest Protection Afforded
C. The Highest Praise Awarded
Desperate situations call for a deep faith.