Strength for Mountains

“He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights” (Psalm 18:33).

David wrote Psalm 18 as a song to God after he had overcome his enemies and Saul who tried to take his life. David reflected on the time when his life was threatened. He spoke of feeling distressed and calling unto God for help (Psalm 18:4-6). God’s response to David’s cries for help was anger and vengeance towards his enemies. “And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them” (Psalm 18:14).

David remembered how God rescued him because his enemies were too strong and mighty for him. God rescued David and kept him safe because David feared and served the Lord. “For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down” (Psalm 18:27). God then strengthened David so that he could run against a troop. God trained David’s hands for war and strengthened his feet to climb the mountains (Psalm 18:29-32).

David was given strength for battle to pursue and overtake his enemies. “I beat them fine as dust before the wind; I cast them out like the mire of the streets” (Psalm 18:42). David was rescued from his enemies and then exalted above those who rose up against him. David praised the Lord for his salvation and deliverance (Psalm 18:49).

The Psalms are a source of comfort and strength for us in times of trouble and distress. God has not changed and he will never change. Like David, God will never forsake us and is ready to take vengeance when the enemy rises up against us. God will strengthen our hands for war and make our feet secure to run against a troop. We are well able to overcome this trial and claim victory in the Lord.

“the God who gave me vengeance and subdued peoples under me” (Psalm 18:47).


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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