I have attended concerts at various places, but I have never attended a concert in a cave. David wrote Psalm 57 when he fled from Saul into the cave of Adullam (1 Sam. 22:1). It can be difficult to sing even in the midst of the blessings of life, so how could David possibly turn his situation into a song? How could he turn a cave into a concert hall?
First of all, he had the Almighty’s protection. “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast” (v. 1). This means David trusts in the protective presence of God. Our protection does not come from outward circumstances. It comes from the presence of the Lord as He abides in us through His word.
Secondly, David knew that God would perform all things for him. “I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me” (v. 2). While he was in the cave, David couldn’t do very much. But God could – and did – intervene for him.
Thirdly, he was concerned only about God’s glory. “Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.” (v. 5). No matter where you are – even in a cave struggle – if you’re concerned about the glory of God, that’s all that really matters.
Finally, David had a joyful tongue because he had a fixed heart. “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise” (v. 7). I don’t know what kind of cave you might be in today. Perhaps it’s one of your own making, or one that you are in through no fault of your own. I can assure you of these two truths: you have God’s protection, and He is working for you. So be concerned only about His glory.
Do your present circumstances have you in a cave? Be encouraged that God will protect you and intervene for you. Be concerned about His glory, not your own. Take time today to praise Him for His care. Trust in His instructional care given in His holy word.
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Have A Great Day!