“In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.” Psalm 31:1-4
In this psalm, once again we see David appealing to God. He asks, “Be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.”
In the very next verse he knows that God has answered that request. He begins, “Since you are my rock and my fortress…”
I love the confidence that David had when he prayed. He asked His Heavenly Father, and then David came to the place where he trusted God for the answers.
So how are we doing? Do we have the same calm assurance that God hears and answers?
Now understand, God doesn’t always answer in the way we think He should. We often come to Him with our list of requests and an agenda on how that should go. God doesn’t follow our agenda, but He does always answer.
And we can rest in knowing that when we ask Him to be our rock and our fortress, this can be our prayer:
Lord, since You are my rock and my fortress, I am running to you. I know You are my place of safety. Thank You for Your protection and for being my refuge.