God the Rock
1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
There is so much distress all over the world, especially in the Middle East. Millions of Syrians are leaving their home and fleeing for safety to neighbouring countries. There is death and destruction surrounding them on a daily basis. There are other countries in the Middle East, where there are tribal conflicts resulting in civil wars that last for decades.
David had his moments when he was being pursued by his enemies. Where could he flee and find safety? He couldn’t do it on his own, but he was calling on God to be his strength, rock and his fortress. When he was in distress and feels the cords of death about to strangle him, he went to God for help. As I live in North America, I cannot put myself in the same situation as those who are actually going through the daily battles and trying to stay alive. One thing we do know is that Satan is our enemy and trying to overwhelm us and to kill us off spiritually. I’m not trying to run away physically from an enemy, but I need to feel the need to rely on God to be my rock and fortress.