David stands on the other side of a long-fought battle and we have a record of what he declares.
And David spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said,
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior … I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies … In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I called. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears.” 2 Samuel 22:1-3, 7
I imagine that David would say that “the running years” had been the hardest season of his life. Though my distress experienced in life is not near that which David experienced, there is much we can learn from this declaration of the God who allowed the pursuit of his enemies.
Join me over at Hope for the Weary Mom today, where I am sharing three truths I learned from David’s declaration of God’s character.