Life is full of ups and
downs.  There are times when we dance on
the mountain and we feel like we can conquer the world.  These are the times we just enjoy the thrill
of getting up in the morning and basking in the glow of “goodness”.  Then the bottom falls out.  The emotions go to the other extreme.  Suddenly, the “glow of goodness” is replace
by the “downpour of the dumps”.  Then it
seems like everything that was good the day before has been tainted by
melancholy overshadowing you. 


Psalm 69:1–4

me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.

sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep
waters; the floods engulf me.

am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for
my God.

who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies
without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did
not steal.


David understood the
“downpour of the dumps”.  Those who would
“to destroy” him
surrounded him like a rising flood. 
Unable to stop the ever-increasing rising of the tide, he felt like he
was loosing his footing.


Do you remember the first
time you waded into the deep end of a pool? 
Do you remember that feeling when the bottom of the pool was so far down
you were on your tiptoes to touch it?  If
the water had any turbulence at all, you would loose you footing and be forced
into the deep end of the pool where touching the bottom was a matter of
submerging yourself.  This is how David
felt in his anguish.  Have you ever been


To make matters worse,
David has been calling to the Lord and is exhausted not only from the struggle
against his enemies but also from the emotional turmoil of the silence from the
Lord.  Yet, there is hope.


Although his “eyes
from being filled with tears,
he still looks for God.  He still waits
for his deliverer to come—his lifeguard! 
Even in his dark night, David knew his deliverer was standing by.  So can you.


Verse 1

Joseph took his wife and her child

And they went to Africa

To escape the rage of a deadly king


There along the banks of the Nile

Jesus listened to the song

That the captive children used to sing


They were singing

My Deliverer is coming

My Deliverer is standing by


Verse 2

Through a dry and thirsty land

Water from the Kenyon heights

Pours itself out

Of Lake Sangra’s broken heart


There in the Sahara winds

Jesus heard the whole world cry

For the healing that would flow

From His own scars


The world was singing

My Deliverer is coming

My Deliverer is standing by



He will never break His promise

He has written it upon the sky



“My Deliverer”

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