This is a beautiful and an incredibly intimate Psalm. It describes the confidence that a believer has in the Father. It is understood that this is the thanks being poured out by the Israelites for their deliverance from Egypt and God’s constant faithfulness.
The reason I want to emphasize the intimacy of this passage of scripture is because often times we read the words on the page simply looking for direction. We can sometimes miss the closeness of God through His word when we stop paying attention. This Psalm, just in verses 1-6, describes God as our shelter, refuge, fortress, the one we trust, deliverer, and shield. Each of these are descriptions of protection. Our Father has our best interests in mind and desires to protect us. This does not mean that hard things will never come, rather it means that when they come, there is protection and refuge.
I am reminded of the goodness of God, and the gift of being close to Him that He has given. I hope today you are reminded that we can be close to God. He desires an intimate relationship with you. When we stray away, we leave our fortress, and our shelter and we are hit by the harsh elements of the world.
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate