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I Want To Be A Psalm 57 Worshiper

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David was in a bind and in a cave after he found out King Saul wanted to kill him. There was a new song stirring around the people of the land singing the praises of David that proclaimed that Saul could take down thousands – but David could take down tens of thousands. Saul’s ego couldn’t handle it. He wanted David gone…and quick. Thankfully, his son Jonathan and David were bros…and Jonathan told David about it. Now David is on the run…and hiding in a cave. That’s in 1 Samuel.

Let’s spin over to Psalm 57.

David just barely escapes Saul’s grasp and pleads for God’s mercy. As the psalm carries on, however…David starts recalling how many times God had been there for David. I mean…this song was the Matt Redman “Never Once” of David’s day if I ever heard it! As David is recalling all of these moments – he breaks out in praise from the cave:

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

Really? Your BFF’s pop wants to KILL you…and you are singing for joy? Yep. That’s exactly what he did. In fact – he proclaimed that in his time of dispair…he would liven up the very nature he was using just seconds ago to hide away in quiet with:

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!

Sometimes it is good for us to take a breath from all of the fears we have – all the many things that we keep realizing we can’t do alone and realize that God is with us – our perfect strength in time of need – to remind us that He is never left us. This Sunday…and EVERY day as we worship…sing a new song SHOUTING those affirmations from the caves to the Heavens!

Jason Whitehorn

Owner, Chief Visionary at got worship? Media
Jason Whitehorn is a worship leader/pastor, Christian songwriter, mentor, public speaker and Christian music promoter/publicist. Jason's articles have been published in both online and National publications and has broadcast in both radio and television - reporting and anchoring for affiliates such as ABC, CNN, and CNN Headline News. Jason is the Redemptive Arts Pastor at Grace Church in the Indianapolis-Metro area.

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