He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. —2 Samuel 22:2–4 (ESV)
Of the many things King David is remembered for, his composition of psalms is one of them. The psalm in today’s text actually appears outside of the book of Psalms, in the book of 2 Samuel. Here, David sings it to the Lord after being delivered from his enemies.
David asserts that the Lord is his rock, fortress, deliverer, shield, horn of salvation, stronghold, refuge, and savior! What a list! God is unmovable, a place of safety and refuge. Yes, He is our Savior. At all times, not least when we face difficulties, we can call on Him and He hears our cry. We can take refuge in Him and be saved. David says, “I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” Yes, He is worthy to be praised.
Is the Lord your rock, your refuge? Of the many places we might seek for refuge, none are more sure, stronger than the Lord. As you, your students, your children, or others you care for face difficulties, fears, or other troubling circumstances, remind yourself and them of these truths. The Lord is our rock and our fortress—the Lord, who is worthy to be praised.