Mar. 8. Lord, A Fortress

Ps. 31:1-24

In an era when man trusts in his own strength and power, one should follow the example of David as he turned to the Lord for His strength and protection in times of persecution and distress. He stated numerous laments over the pursuits, traps and slanders of his enemies. As with everyone, he also had health issues. However, in all of those trials, the psalmist maintained his trust for, “You are my God.” He praised God for His goodness as he was protected in a strong city. As David found refuge in Ziklag from the army of Saul, we also may receive the protection of God as if in a strong city, “All you who hope in the Lord.”