Verse 1 – Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.
Verse 2 – From the end of the earth I will cry to You when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Do you ever just feel completely overwhelmed? I have, many times. The enemy whispers that you’re not going to make it. David must have felt this way when he wrote this psalm. However, David knew what I know; that solid rock is All Mighty God, Jesus Christ our Lord, that is above, higher, and bigger than anything we face.
Verse 3 – For You have been a shelter to me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
Verse 4 – I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah
Verse 5 – For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
As David looked over his life, he could see time and again that God was with him and always delivered. Israel was those who feared Yahweh’s name. David’s heritage was the land and kingship over all of Israel.
Verse 6 – You will prolong the king’s life, his years as many generations.
Verse 7 – He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!
Verse 8 – So I will sing praise to Your name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.
David was talking about his legacy being prolonged. Are we still talking and studying Davids life today? Yes, generation after generation. David’s heart was totally and completely turned towards God. In the bad times of his life and in the good, David praised God because He is worthy.
We can’t let the enemy steal our confidence in God when we look at our surrounding circumstances. Too many times in scripture it says, “He will deliver us!”