In Psalm 22 – David writes his last song. At the end of his last song he writes this in verses 47-51: : “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation, The God who executes vengeance for me, And brings down peoples under me, Who also brings me out from my enemies; You even lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man. “Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the nations, And I will sing praises to Your name. “He is a tower of deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.”
David here sings here of the God who secures and in whom he has found his security. The word “Therefore” in verse 50 calls is a call to look backward. David examines the landscape of all the years that have passed in his life. As he does, he sees the clear hand of God has led him, kept him and blessed him. David sees that his past has been a time of absolute security found in Christ and the only insecurity came when David went astray from the path of God!
It would do us all good if we were to take just a minute to look back. Look back to where you were when He found you. Look back to how He saved you and changed your life. Remember His power, His blessings and His miracles that have been showered down on you through the years. Remember how He has strengthened and sustained you on so many occasions. Remember them!
As David looks around He sees the hand of God still working in his life. He was secured by God’s power in the past and knows that God still has him safely in his hand. Regardless of what the day may bring, David knows that he is safe in God’s “tower of salvation”. The past has been a showcase for God’s power in David’s life, but he also knows that regardless of what today may bring, God will keep him safe and secure as long as he stays on the path!
That same blessed assurance belongs to us as well. Regardless of what the day may bring into your life or mine, we can rest assured that He will secure us as we read in great passages like Romans 8. Thank God, we are the partakers of His divine destiny as we move through all the valleys, trials and burdens of our lives. God works in our present, just as He has worked in our past.
David also looked to the future and he saw God working in his life into eternity. David knew that God would secure his future just as surely as He had secured his past and his present. We have that same hope! God did not just work yesterday and He is not just working today but He is working in our futures. What a blessing and what a hope we have because no matter what comes our way, we are in a permanent relationship with God if we have placed our faith and trust in Jesus! Trust him and stay on the path he has laid out for you.
Today let me ask you – what is one thing God has done in your past, what is is one thing God is doing now in your life, and what is one thing that you see God working on for your future?