The title for this psalm is, “A Prayer for Safety”. David is asking God to protect him fromSaul, who posted me to watch David’s house with an order to kill him. Thankfully we don’t live in this type of danger today. We do, however, have an enemy that is always on the move to destroy us. His tactics are not always easy to discern and the battlefield is often in our minds.
Before I was filled with the Holy Spirit, I had a chorus of negative thoughts that kept me in a dark and desperate place. Thoughts that told me I didn’t deserve a close relationship with Jesus. Thoughts that condemned me for wanting more stability in my life. Thoughts that mocked me and told me I was not lovable. After being filled with the Holy Spirit, He helped me challenge these thoughts and replace them with the truth. Jesus died because He loves me and wants to have a relationship with me.
He came to tell the oppressed the good news, to heal the brokenhearted, and to announce freedom for prisoners and captives. (Isaiah 61:1)
When confronted with lies now, I try to catch them, dismiss them and turn it around with praise. Much like David teaches us in verse 16.
I will sing about your strength; every morning I will sing aloud of your constant love. You have been a refuge for me, a shelter in my time of trouble. Ps 58:16
See you tomorrow for Psalm 60