Your Refuge

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The heading of this psalm says that David sang this “to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.” Who was this man? We don’t know for certain, but the description would seem to fit King Saul, who was a Benjamite.

What we know is that David wrote this psalm at a time when his situation seemed hopeless. Although he had done nothing wrong, overwhelming forces pursued him, threatening his life.

Yet, in spite of these troubles, he was able to stop and sing to the Lord. To be sure that he had the right attitude, he allowed God to search his heart, to identify anything that needed to be confessed. Then, he trusted that God would defend and protect him.

David wholeheartedly committed himself to God. “The Lord judges the peoples; vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.” He could depend upon God, regardless of what others did or said: “My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge.”

But he needed to stay focused on doing right, and being clean before God. And, in the end, David was filled with thanksgiving and praise: “I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High” (Psalm 7:17).

You may go through a similar journey in your life. You may feel outnumbered, attacked, or falsely accused. But you have no reason to fear, if your heart is clean and you trust wholeheartedly in God. He will rise up and defend you. He is your refuge. You can be at peace. Thank Him, and sing praises to His name.