Psalms 18:15-19 (ANIV)
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, O Lord,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
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.
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Sunlight from high above and left illuminates this scene. Shadows are cast to the right of the waves and figure.
The psalmist, in deep water!
Psalm 18 is an example of a psalm of Thanksgiving, which describe a situation of distress & how God delivered the psalmist.
I drew this scene in response to verse 15, “The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of breath from your nostrils”. Based on this description I decided to draw the psalmist as a little figure, at the bottom of a “water well”, literally, a well made of sea water! I imagine that the power of the Lord God has split the sea apart and exposed the sea bed (admittedly it’s quite shallow water I have there!) and the Psalmist is begging to be rescued from the bottom of the sea!