The LORD brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. (2 Samuel 22:20)
This verse comes in the middle of one of David’s psalms of praise after God had delivered him from his enemies. This particular verse gives us the opportunity to reflect on our lives and how the Lord has delivered us.
For most of us we could probably list a thousand times and more where God has come through for us when we felt like a trial was about to overcome us, and God stepped in and did what only God can do.
Or some spiritual attack by the enemy that threatened to steal our joy and rob us of the peace of God. Just when it seemed like all hope was lost; the Giver of hope stepped in and made a way.
As I said, if we took the time, we could probably recount experience after experience where God rescued us. And it’s good to do that from time to time. It’s good to recount specific times, specific experiences that we’ve had with God, and seen His hand move. It builds our faith. And it makes us grateful, and gratitude is a key ingredient in our worship of God.
But what about your life in general, do you ever stop to think about where would you be today if God had not intervened in your life and brought you “out into a spacious place?” That should be both a source of appreciation for what God has done for us, but also a source of motivation to share His love with others.
The latter part of 2 Samuel 22:20 says that God did what He did for each of us, “because He delighted in me.” The verb carries the idea of “desire.” God desires to bring many out of their life of sin, helplessness, and eternal condemnation, and into “a spacious place.” It’s a place of peace, grace, and love. And there’s plenty of room for everybody. How many people around you need God’s spacious place? How many will you share with?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.