“Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.” Psalm 57:1 (NIV)
Some of the Psalms are like songs of praise and others are songs of prayer. Today’s verse is a bit of both. This verse has some interesting words especially in view of the fact that when David wrote this song He was hiding in a cave to save his life. David needed a place to hide from those who were chasing and hunting for him to kill him. He was saving his physical life. But David knew that he needed a refuge for his spiritual life too, for his soul. He had found that refuge in God where he could be secure and safe spiritually. No matter what happened to his body, he could trust in God to keep him safe forever. We need the same refuge and God will provide us a safe hiding place for our souls for eternity.