When David was feeling at his lowest, when he could see the traps set by his enemies all around him…that’s when he finally saw the rescue he was asking God to provide. Notice David’s response:
They prepared a net for my steps;
I was downcast.
They dug a pit ahead of me,
but they fell into it!
My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident.
I will sing; I will sing praises.
Wake up, my soul!
Wake up, harp and lyre!
I will wake up the dawn.
Recall that at the beginning of the psalm, David had said:
Psalm 57:1 I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings until danger passes.
Now that the danger has passed, David is ready to confidently step out from God’s protective refuge. David’s confidence comes from God answering his prayer for rescue. With jubilant language, David celebrates God as he moves from the sheltered safe haven into the light of a new day.
God is our refuge, but we we’re not made to stay sheltered forever. Once the danger is gone, it’s time for us live…and live jubilantly before God!
Ships weren’t made to stay in harbor. The harbor is for restoration and shelter from the violent storms. However, once the storms have passed and the supplies have been restocked, it is time to set sail again.
And as we venture out, we too can sing confidently – because we remember how our God has provided for us once again.