Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. Psalm 57:1
Not even David, God’s anointed king, lived without troubles. He penned the words of Psalm 57 while hiding in a cave to escape Saul’s death threats.
We may never face challenges like David’s, but we all face troubles we’re incapable of overcoming on our own. In a world that takes pride in the power of humanity, we’d do far better to surrender our strength and run to God in challenging times. He will give us true victory.
Even David, who had killed bears, lions, and a giant, didn’t operate in his own strength. His writings confirm that he gave God the glory for every success.
Are trials and terrors troubling you? God has all the power you need to overcome the challenges. While you rest in His faithfulness—disasters will pass and an unwavering faith will emerge as you witness His might overcoming your enemies. God longs to be your refuge in troubled times.