Reflection of Praise
2 Samuel 22:1-51Psalm 18
2 Samuel 22: 2-3, “…The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence.”As King David comes to the end of his life, he reflects on all that God has been for him. He is confident in where his strength always comes from and in the fact that his security lies in the hands of his Rock, Fortress, and Savior — God Almighty.David’s life was full of mountaintop victories. It was also plagued with difficult valleys of personal failures, family dysfunction, and tragedy. Yet we read, that in every circumstance, he praised God and sought intimacy with the Lord.It’s easy to praise God on the mountaintop, but the real test of faith is praising God in the valley lows. A true life-change relationship means that we know the God of the highest moments is also the same God of the darkest of days. Will you choose to praise Him in both? Let Him be your Rock, Fortress, and Savior in every circumstance.
Heavenly Father, You are my Rock, my Fortress, and my Savior. I will praise Your name on the mountaintops and in the valleys of life. Thank You for the hope and refuge that only comes from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.