Psalm 57 is another of David’s Psalm’s when things are not exactly going as planned. He is hiding in a cave from Saul and life is not feeling exactly like he is God’s chosen one. In fact, David is on the run and tells God “I’ve run to you for dear life”. He isn’t exaggerating here. He is definitely being chased and targeted for death. He is “hiding out under your wings” and trying to stay away from those that Saul has sent to pursue him. Can you imagine? David has been anointed as God’s choice to lead the nation and yet he is running for his life. He doesn’t feel like things are going like expected – in fact he makes it clear that it is “God who holds me together”. Who holds you together when life gets out of control? Surely you have experienced moments like this in your life. Do you run to God when things get tough? Or do you just try and take control yourself and fight your way through the challenges? Many do think they have to face the struggles alone. But David shows us a much better way. He runs to God. He is not some wimp here – this is a mighty warrior and the heir to the throne – God’s choice. So his fleeing to God is not because he can’t handle life on his own but rather because he has figured out a couple things about God that we need to keep in mind.
David tells us that “God delivers generous love….He makes good on His Word”. How’s that for a promise? God loves us far more than we deserve or can even comprehend. His love is overwhelming for us to even try to understand. What a great place to run to – into the loving arms of our Father. He also always does what He says. His Word never fails. When God says it, there is always fulfillment. And David knows what God has said about his life and what lies ahead. He is running to that promise. It is also important to note how David comes to God. “Ready to sing….ready to raise a tune…..thanking you God out loud in the streets…..singing your praises in town and country”. David is not quiet about God’s faithfulness and who he is depending on. Are you singing God’s praises? God desires our praise. He desires us to lift His name before those around us – to thank Him out loud in front of those in our patch. David notes that creation does that: “every cloud is a flag to your faithfulness”. The skies can’t contain their message of praise. How about you? How will you let the world know of God’s faithfulness in your life? How will you sing God’s praise today? He desires it. He deserves it. Time for us to let the world know about our God!