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“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” (Psalm 18:2).

            In this psalm, David extols the God of deliverance, whose strength and trustworthiness is greatly praised.  He sets the tone from the first verse, declaring that God is his “strength” (v.1).  Then, in verse 2, he proceeds to describe God’s might and the safety he finds in God’s power.  He does this by piling up one descriptive image after another: God is the place of refuge, the stronghold, the Savior, the shield, the horn of deliverance.  All of these descriptors create a composite picture of the absolute security he finds in God.            

We are safe in God’s hands.  Those who call on Him find a defender who does not fail or weary.  No power in this world truly poses a danger to the people of the Almighty, who can run to God Most High for protection.  When dangers surround us, when the storms of life gather, let us take refuge in God, against whom none can contend nor compare.