2 Samuel 22:1-7

David’s Psalm of Deliverance

22 Now David spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day that the Lord had saved him from the [a]hand of all his enemies and from the [b]hand of Saul. He said,

“The Lord is my [c]rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
3 [d]My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge;
My savior, You save me from violence.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.
For the waves of death encompassed me;
The floods of [e]destruction terrified me;
The ropes of [f]Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called upon the Lord,
Yes, I called out to my God;
And from His temple He heard my voice,
And my cry for help came into His ears.

Though David went through all sorts of trials, while facing Saul and the Philistines, and who knows what else, He remembered something very important. Which is that God heard his voice when David cried out to Him.

The trick is to remember that all important fact when we are IN the middle of the storm. Through the darkest times and the best times, God wants to hear from us. After all, that is what a relationship looks like. God isn’t some idle deity that feeds on the worship of us puny humans.

God created us, made us in His own image, for a purpose: to have fellowship with us. Not just in the good times, but all the time. God is always listening, always with an ear attuned for our voice. No time is the wrong time to talk to Him, and He can handle our most embittered cries of distress. So don’t hold back, let God know how you feel, what you are going through, and He will listen. And when it is time, He will surely answer.

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