“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.”
I wonder what it was like for David as he sat in the cave fearing for his very life. Imagine this man, who years earlier was anointed to be the next king and know he finds himself hiding from the person who stands in his way to be crowned the king.
In verse 2 as he is crying out to God wondering if the promise of being a king will ever happen, yet as we continue to read in verse 3 he holds onto the promise that God’s love is greater than the enemies that are looking for his very life.
David, I believe, was a man full of passion and a heart that had its highs and lows. The description of a dark gloom over his spirit is evident as he describes his mindset of weariness as you read through verse 4 & 5
This doom and gloom doesn’t hold onto his heart as he began to put your trust in the one who holds the world together.
David cries out, “
Ps 57: 7-8
“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! 8 Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!”
Today if this is a day of downcast for you, be rest assured that there will be a day when we look to the steadfast love of God and it is a new Day to welcome the dawn to serve our God another day.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 59-60