2 Samuel 22:7-8 ESV

“In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I called. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears.  Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations of the heavens trembled and quaked, because he was angry.”

David made up this song of praise to God when God delivered him from his enemies and the hand of Saul because he was determined to murder David. If you read this entire song, David has a lot of good things to sing and I’m sure the music was just as beautiful.

You may or may not be a song writer but let me set the scene for you to write your sing to God. David was minding his own business when Saul became jealous of David. Then he sought to murder David. David, not wanting to retaliate against the King, ran.

1) David starts off his song, not with complaining, but with praises to God. (Verses 1-4) You may be estounded that the complaining or crying didn’t start first. No, David decides to sing praises to God before he asks or complains.

2) After praises, David cries out to God (verses 5-7) and what David says is exactly how he feels, no holding back. Then something amazing happens,

3) God gets mad at Satan for hurting one of His kids and He is furious. (Verses 8-16)

4) David said after God shows up and takes care of things, He delivers David. (V. 17-18) God takes joy in rescuing His children. So the last thing David does is

5) what he did in the beginning, he praises God, not for four verses this time but for 33 Verses he praises God.

David’s final praise of the song is high praise, in depth praise. So, when you find yourself in distress, 1)Praise, 2) Tell God and be specific 3) Let God take care of the situation, 4) Remember how God delivered. 5) Give God lots of praise.

Father, thank you for Your love. By the way, the devil has been tormenting me again. Thank you for how you took care of him the last time. I sure do love you a lot!