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Concert in a Cave

I have attended concerts at concert halls, parks and churches, but I have never attended a concert in a cave. David wrote this song when he fled from Saul into a cave. It's difficult to sing even in the midst of the blessings of life, so how could David possibly turn his situation into a song? How could he turn a cave into a concert hall?

He had God's protection. "My soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by" (v. 1). This means David is in the Holy of Holies, protected by the presence of God. Our protection does not come from circumstances. It comes from the presence of the Lord.

He knew that God would perform all things for him. "I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me" (v. 2). While he was in the cave, David couldn't do very much. But God could--and did--intervene for him.

He was concerned only about God's glory. "Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth" (v. 5). No matter where you are--even in a cave--if you're concerned about the glory of God, that's all that really matters.

David had a joyful tongue because he had a fixed heart. "My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise" (v. 7). I don't know what kind of cave you might be in today. Perhaps it's one of your own making. I can assure you of these two truths: you have God's protection, and He is working for you. So be concerned only about His glory.

Do your circumstances have you under siege? Do you find yourself in a 'cave"? Be encouraged that God will protect you and intervene for you. Be concerned about His glory, not your own. Take time today to praise Him for His care.

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