Our first lesson from David during his cave dwelling days recorded in Psalm 57 is:
God is with us always – no matter what the circumstance, whether we are inside or outside of the cave.
Throughout Psalm 57, we hear David crying out to God:
v. 1: “have mercy on me, O God”
v. 2: “I cry out to God Most High”
v. 3: “God sends his love and faithfulness”
v. 10: “For great is your love reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies”
David never indicates any time in this Psalm that he does not believe that God is with him. David trusted that God would hear him even when he was hunkered down in a cave and hiding from his enemies.
During this time when we cannot meet together in community for the sake of staying well and keeping others well, we can trust that God is with us and that he is in control. We are not alone. God is near us, even in lonely and uncertain times. If you are feeling lonely or afraid, grab hold of one of these promises that God is near, pray it daily, memorize it, and journal insights about it:
“But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.”
“I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
“You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.”
“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.”
“Am I a God who is near,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far off?”
God is near us always, inside and outside of our cave. In the comments section, share your favorite promise. Why is it your favorite verse? Even though we can’t meet face to face right now, we can talk and encourage each other “virtually!”