Today’s reading is SO encouraging! After God commanded Samuel to anoint the boy David as king, Saul began trying to kill him. David faced a long, lonely time running from the king. This is David’s song to the Lord that he sang the day God rescued him from Saul. I hope you will find encouragement in it.
David recognized God as:
Protector (v.2-3a) – our fortress, Savior, rock – the place where we find protection
Refuge (v.3b) – our shield, place of safety, the One who protects us
Worthy of Praise (v.4) – He is the ONLY One worthy of our praise
Attentive to our cries (v.5-7) – even when we’re overwhelmed by everything around us – we cry out to Him and He hears us
Great and Majestic (v.8-16) – smoke from His nostrils, flames from His mouth, flying on the wings of the wind
Rescuer (v.17-20) – He leads us to a place of safety
Restorer (v.21) – the One who knows our heart and restores us
Rewarder (v.22-28) – He rewards us according to His kindness and mercy
Light (v.29-30) – the Lord lights up my darkness
Trustworthy (v.31-32) – Promise maker and promise keeper
Director of my Ways (v.33-46) – makes me surefooted, directs my path, gave me the victory
Exalted (v.47-51) – The Lord lives! Praise His Name!
Let’s take a moment together today and praise God for these things! He’s great and worthy of praise and He inhabits the praises of His people. Find joy in His presence this morning as you start your day.
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor