David had his cave moment. Elijah had his cave moment. One thing that remains true today, is that every man and woman of God will experience their moment of desiring to hide away in a cave because the problems outside are circling around them.
‘But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.’
David knew what it was to be a king one moment, then to know suffering the next. He was all alone. Imagine having the authority, power, wealth and fellowship that David enjoyed as king, only to experience a traumatic departure from everything that he once knew.
Through all this, David clung onto the Lord, knowing that God would faithfully preserve His servant and eventually deliver him out of his circumstance.
In his moment of grief and despair, David chose to cry out and sing aloud of the Lord’s strength. Even though David had been distressed, God was merciful to him.
Did you know that God's mercies are new every morning?
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
David found protection, safety and comfort in the Lord and his joy produced a sweet melody of praise.
Beloved, His steadfast love never ceases, not even in your worst moment - especially not in your worst moment! When you face a trial, remember that His mercy never comes to an end. He is faithful!
King David knew of the Lord's faithfulness, both when he was a sovereign, and just as equally, when he was a man on the run. If the kings of the earth today only knew of God's faithfulness, they would forfeit their entire kingdom just to know Him for a single day.
For those who are going through their cave moment - sing! Sing aloud and you will know the joy of the Lord. Rest and strengthen. Outside of that cave, the Lord is working on your deliverance. Faith is knowing and resting in the truth that God has it all worked out.