THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 57
“I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” (Psalm 57:1)
You can read the story behind this Psalm in 1 Samuel 24.
David is afraid, he is in danger, he is under pressure, he is under attack…
His response is to pray, to reach out to God for hope and help.
He is hiding himself in God when life gets overwhelming.
David is confident God will rescue him, so he pushes himself to pray and hope.
“Awake, my soul. Awake, harp and lyre…” (v.8), in other words, start praying.
When I am afraid, I will praise You; when I am overwhelmed I will remember You.
When pressured, I will rest in You; when under attack, I will take refuge in You.
And if I am slow to do this, I will yell to myself, ‘Wake up, soul, start singing!’
This is the spiritual warfare that lies beneath our daily battles and challenges.
Many people fall and fail because they do not hide themselves in the Lord.
Jesus speaks of wanting to gather His followers like a hen gathers her chicks.
But sadly, the chicks were not willing (Matthew 23:27).
As Jesus followers, Jesus is with us and wants to help us… but will we let Him?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, today I will challenge my soul to WAKE UP to You, to seek You and rest in You and love You and hope in You. I cannot survive the battle for today, unless I hide myself in You!