“How to get started reading the Bible”—we’ve all googled it before. No matter how far we’ve come on our faith journey, reading the Bible can be hard! We’re right there with you. We see these Scripture meditations as a way to read Scripture in a digestible way. Let’s start together, one verse at a time!

My Hope for the Future

In times of hardship or discernment we can often have many hopes for the future—and while they’re exciting, they can also be a little scary. It’s scary to think that things might not turn out the way we plan them or the way we imagine them.

So set your dreams and your future where they’re safe to flourish in the hands of the One who knows you and knows what’s best for your story. The best person you could have in your corner is the God who made you. 

Join us today as we pray through this Scripture meditation from Psalm 18!

Psalm 18:16-19

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;

    he drew me out of deep waters.

17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,

    from my foes, who were too strong for me.

18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,

    but the LORD was my support.

19 He brought me out into a spacious place;

    he rescued me because he delighted in me.

What This Teaches Us about God

  • He reaches out to me (v. 16)
  • He rescues me (v.17)
  • He supports me (v. 18)
  • He delights in me! (v. 19)

Prayers of Response

I confess that I often assume you look at me and feel _________ instead of delight. Help me to see me how you see me!

Father, I praise you for drawing me out of my season of struggling with __________.

Prayer Requests

Just as you support me, enable me to support ________ (name) as they go through…

Lord, right now I feel like I’m in the midst of the deep waters of __________. Please draw me out!

Prayers of Readiness

Father, if you desire for me to move forward with __________, please remove any obstacles and give me peace.

Lord, because I’m trusting that you are my rescuer, I will __________.


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