Psalm 57:2 – I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. (KJV)
David wrote this Psalm after he had fled from Saul into the cave. It is easy to imagine the kind of stress he must have been going through, running and hiding to save his life. In Psalm 55:4 we read: “My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.” In spite of the circumstances happening in David’s life, he starts many of his Psalms asking: for God’s mercy on him: for God to hear his prayer and not ignore his plea: for God to be merciful to him.
David knew that he could take refuge in the shadow of the Most High. He knew that God was his strength and he completely relied on God’s deliverance from every one of his battles. That God was strong, and loving, and merciful. That God had a purpose for him. That God would keep him hidden, protected and secured in the shadow of his wings until the disaster had passed.
“I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me, who vindicates me, who accomplishes all things for me, who supplies my every need, who completes what he began in me, who accomplishes my requests for me; who does everything for me, who hath done good to me; who is perfecting for me.”
Pray this out loud: “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4)