Psalm 61

To the Chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.

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.

3 For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy.

4 I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

5 For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.

6 You will prolong the king’s life, his years as many generations.

7 He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!

8 So I will sing praise to Your name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.


Seeing all manner of news footage in recent days about the flooding and other damage from Hurricane Harvey, the part about God being a place of shelter and being lead to high ground kinda stands out, much like a rock poking out above flood waters.  In life it is not a matter of if there will be storms, it’s when.  And when the storms come, it doesn’t matter how hard the winds blow, or how deep the floodwaters get, there is always a rock that is just a little bit higher, and in that rock there is a cave to be used for shelter that is always warm and dry and safe.  Don’t just go to God in a storm, but climb up inside him through praise and worship.  You will never sleep so soundly as you do in His divine presence.

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