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Psalm 18:19 (ESV)

He brought me out into a broad place;
he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

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Bible Commentary

Psalm 18:19 is a Bible verse of praise where David is thanking God because He rescued him from his enemies.

Like many, you have probably found yourself in a situation where you felt like everyone in the world was against you. It seemed like nobody was on your side.

That can be a very trying and lonely place. In our darkest times, we need the support and encouragement of others, but sometimes it doesn’t come. That’s when we turn to God.


He is our rescuer and deliverer. When no one else hears you or understands you, God does. He knows every detail of your past, every thought in your mind and every emotion in your heart. He feels it with you because He is in you and with you, as He promised.

Though David had been anointed as King, it was a great deal of time before he was able to take the throne. His enemies, those jealous of his anointing, wanted to kill him.

Have you ever climbed the ladder of success or accomplishment to finally reach the pinnacle, and found it to be a lonely place? Others don’t share your joy of being on top, because jealousy and envy get in the way. It’s human nature.

David found that to be the truth, as well. In Psalm 18:19, he is rejoicing because after a long, difficult period of running for his life, God rescued him, led him out to a large place.


The word “broad” in Psalm 18:19 means: open space, liberty.

When you’re in a tight space, in the midst of a difficulty, God promises to strengthen you. One of the meanings of the word “rescued” is: strengthen. Others are: equip, draw out, prepared.

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This definition should help you understand that even in the difficulty, God is preparing you for something, equipping you, just like a caterpillar struggling to get out of the cocoon. He will be able to fly only after a great labor, which strengthens his wings.

Your faith muscle is being strengthened by its continual use, which is drawing deliverance toward you.


The next key word in Psalm 18:19 is “delighted,” which in Hebrew means: pleased with, desire, favour, like.

God is pleased to bring you through the hardship, even though it is painful, because He delights to see you grow and become fruitful in His Kingdom. It is for your benefit that He is strengthening you, and also for those you are called to.

If you have given your life to Him, He has far greater plans for you than you can imagine. Though there are difficulties along the journey, it is a great adventure to follow Christ. Like a giant roller coaster, it’s fun, scary and exhilarating.


You can have joy in the journey, because He is with you and in you. There is no greater Supporter or Encourager than Jesus Christ. On the days when it seems everyone is against you, cling to Him.

Read Psalm 18:19 again:

He brought me out into a broad place;
he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

He is your Rescuer every day, no matter what the day holds. You don’t have to wait for a dramatic rescue, like at the end of a movie. He is your safety net, security and peace right now, continually.

What a comfort, knowing He never leaves us nor forsakes us. He brings us out into a large place when our focus is on Him. He rescues you because He delights in you.

That’s why He died on the cross for you, so you could know His continual and intimate lovingkindness in the depth of your soul every day, no matter what you’re going through.

Study the Bible verse of Psalm 18:19 to know His deliverance, His rescue is continual, never leaving you.

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