To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.
1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by.
2 I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men who are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they have dug a pit before me; into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, and Your truth unto the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth.
As I’m writing this there is a pretty serious hurricane making things very difficult in for Texas. It really makes verse one jump out. God is a refuge from any storm, whether it is a hurricane of debt, or of job stress, or of family drama, or of physical wind, water, and lightning. God is the truest refuge of all. His authority is above the clouds. He performs all things for you, not in the sense of He does your bidding, but everything He does, He does for your benefit and for your blessing. It may not look like it now, by awaken the lute and harp, awaken praise, awaken the dawn and see the miracles that God was up all night arranging.