David continues to seek God. David admits that there are times He is overwhelmed, and in those times, there is only one place to go, His refuge and strong tower, God. As king, it would have been so easy for David to hide in his wealth and power. David could have “delegated” his troubles to others and hidden behind the throne. This king, however, being a man after God’s own heart, took refuge in the hands of God.
David knew and lived with God being a strong tower and refuge to him. That reality carried Him through many difficult times. It was so a part of David’s DNA that it was also part of Solomon’s mind set in Proverbs 18.
In our lives, there are so many places to seek refuge. We can hide behind wealth, power, alcohol, drugs, entertainment, or a host of worldly alternatives to God. If, however, we will seek refuge in the Lord, He will protect and bless us like He did David. It will not always be pretty, but we can rest assured that God will meet our needs and protect us from the destruction of our enemy.
He is a mighty fortress and a strong tower. We must seek His protection and refuge in our most difficult times.
God Bless You
Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
4 I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[b]
5 For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
6 Increase the days of the king’s life,
his years for many generations.
7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
8 Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
and fulfill my vows day after day.