The story of David in the Bible is so exciting. Chapter after chapter he’s in the thick of battles and conflict, fighting, running for his life, even hiding in caves.
Protect me as You would protect the pupil of Your eye. Hide me in the shadow of Your wings. Psalms 17:8
You are my hiding place; you protect me from distress. You surround me with shouts of joy from those celebrating deliverance. (Selah) Psalms 32:7
So many beautiful songs in the book of Psalms were written by him during his struggles. Again and again he turns to God is anguish and sorrow, but ends in hope and praise.
The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Psalm 116:3
I will offer to You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:17
Several of David’s songs correlate directly to the events of his life, found in the books of Samuel (1 & 2). The details of his trials bring these Psalms to life.
“For the choirmaster. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktama of David, when Saul sent men to watch David’s house in order to kill him. 1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise against me.” Psalm 59:1
Then Saul sent messengers to David’s house to watch him, in order to put him to death in the morning. But Michal, David’s wife, told him, saying, “If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be put to death.” So Michal let David down through a window, and he went out and fled and escaped. 1 Samuel 19:11-12
What a great time, during covid19, quarantine 2020 to read through the book of Psalms! Morning and night they will offer an echo to your heart for guidance and help.
He said: “I love you, Lord, my source of strength! Psalm 18:1
But David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God. 1 Samuel 30:6