Psalm 18 was written by David, a song he sang to God after being saved from his enemies. After studying Psalms 18 I knew I would be journaling on Psalm 18:2. Whether your firm in your faith or someone getting back on track, this verse really speaks. So I am here today to show you my Psalm 18 Bible Journaling Page which reflects how it spoke to me.
Psalm 18 Bible Journaling Page
As you can see from the above image I journaled on Psalm 18:2. The verse reads like this, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. – Psalm 18:2
As a person getting back on track with her walk with Christ, this verse said a lot to me. It’s a reminder to let God be my rock, fortress, and deliverer. I need to trust God as David did. When we do things in faith, it’s natural to be guarded. I am learning to let go and let God.
Psalm 18 Bible Journaling Page
Some facts about it
After doing some research on Psalms 18, I learned that it’s one of the longest. There are only three Psalms longer in the entire collection which are Psalms 78, 89, and 119. The title itself is long, with only one Psalm 60 being longer. Interesting, right?
The title is very specific as to whom it’s written for, which is the Cheif Musician, God himself. David also refers to himself as a servant of the Lord. He tells us the occasion for the writing of the Psalm which is possibly the immediate aftermath of Saul’s death (described in 1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 1), but also of the period leading to David’s enthronement (2 Samuel 2-5)
He tells us also something about Saul, who out of great, undeserved kindness is not explicitly counted among the enemies of David (from the hand of all of his enemies and from the hand of Saul). Very detailed title indeed.
Psalm 18 Bible Journaling Page – More Facts
Psalm 18 is the same as the Psalm sung by David at the very end of his life, as recorded in 2 Samuel 22. It’s likely that David composed this song as a young man, and then in his old age David could look back with great gratitude and sing this song again, looking at his whole life.
In Psalm 18:2 David tells us what God was to him:
rock – which indicates a place of shelter, safety, and a secure standing.
strength – the one that empowered him to survive against and defeat his enemies.
fortress – a place of strength and safety.
deliverer – the one who made a way of escape for him.
His God – “my strong God, not only the object of my adoration but he who puts strength in my soul.”
shield – who defends both his head and his heart.
horn – meaning his strength and defense.
stronghold, his high tower of refuge where he could see an enemy from a great distance and be protected from the adversary.
Wow, who knew! Now you can see why this verse spoke to me, I’d love a relationship like this with God. Don’t you? So I continue on my journey, praying every day for a closer walk with God. It won’t happen overnight, I know this. But I am enjoying the journey as I grow.
Psalm 18 Bible Journaling Page – How I did it
For this page, I decided to draw my images and use some watercolors for the background. This was a different technique from some of my previous bible journaling pages, which I used napkins for.
First, I prepped my page by putting a layer of clear gesso on it. After applying the gesso I used my heat tool to dry the page. Gesso helps to protect the pages and keeps things from seeping through to the other side.
Next, I added blue watercolor paint to the upper portion of my page creating the sky. I sketched in the mountains, hills, and trees. Then I used my micron pens to do the verse lettering. I finished off by using my watercolor pencils and a baby wipe to blend the colors.
This was a very fun page to create. It will be a reminder to me of the relationship David had with God and the kind of relationship I want with Him too.
Psalm 18 Bible Journaling Page – Closing Thoughts
Have you studied Psalms 18? When you read Psalm 18:2 what did you feel? What was God saying to you? How will you apply it to your own life? I know for me even now as I write this post it jumps out at me. Our God is an amazing God.
If you enjoyed reading about my Psalm 18 Bible Journaling page, then I’d like to invite you to follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. I share all my articles, journaling pages and more on them. Did you see my last bible journaling page on Psalm 13:5? Ah, you’re missing out then. It’s another hand-drawn page.