The Lord is my rock
My fortress and my deliverer;
My God is my rock
In whom I take refuge
And the horn of my salvation.
He is my stronghold
My refuge and my saviour – …
I call to the Lord
Who is worthy of praise
And I am saved from my enemies. …
In my distress
I called to the Lord;
I called out to my God.
From his temple he heard my voice;
My cry came to his ears. …
You are my lamp, O Lord;
The Lord turns my darkness into light. …
As for God, his way is perfect
The word of the Lord is flawless.
He is a shield
For all who take refuge in him.
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
And make my way perfect.
He makes my feet
Like the feet of a deer;
He enables me to stand on the heights. …
The Lord lives!
Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be God
My Savior! …
-2 Samuel 22:1-4, 7, 29, 31-32, 33-34, 47
The beauty of David’s song of praise is its genuineness. In the many battles David fought, he depended on the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as his rock and salvation. He also depended on Him for strength to accomplish what needed to be done. He counted God as faithful to His word. He turned to Him to comfort, guide and raise him up, to make him fleet of foot, and to light his way in the truly dark places.
David knew that there was none besides the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with the majesty, glory and strength of all creation wrapped around Him like a robe of victory and righteousness. David also knew that no matter how infinitesimal he was before the magisterial awe of God, God cared for and about him.
Remember, no matter how small and insignificant you feel before God, He does not consider you as small and without worth. You are the creation of His heart. He cares for and about you. Trust.
The Lord is coming!