“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence.”
2 Samuel 22:2-3
Looking at our world today, it would be easy to wring our hands and say, “Oh me, oh my…” However, David’s world was filled with just as much evil, and yet look at how he used those same words. His focus was not poor me—my life is horrible! Instead, David believed the truth: MY God takes care of ME!
David’s song began with declarations of WHO God IS. To David, God was not a God, He was MY God: my rock when I needed stability, my fortress when I needed shelter, my salvation when I was lost, my shield when I needed protection, my stronghold when I needed defense, my high tower when I needed perspective, and my lamp when I needed to see through the darkness.
David’s song also declared WHAT God DID: He rescued me from my enemies, drew me out of deep waters, supported me when I was attacked, led me to safety, rewarded me when I did right, restored me when I was innocent, armed me with strength for battle, and delivered me from my enemies.
What a BLESSED view of “Oh me, oh my!” We only wring our hands if our God is just a god. But through relationship, God becomes MY God, and He acts for MY good—and THAT gives ME peace!