Psa. 59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
How could David sing when his life was in constant peril? Was he in denial of the severity of his circumstances or was there something more? The reason David could sing in the midst of turmoil is because he had glimpsed the other side. Eternity was real to him, sometimes even more real than the here and now. “How could that be?” you may ask. David had experienced something few had tasted in his day. David had experienced the very real presence of God in his youth. For him, it started that day when Samuel anointed him with oil. David’s life could never be the same. Here is how Charles Spurgeon described the life of David the worshiper.
“The wicked howl, but I sing and will sing. Their power is weakness, but thine is omnipotence; I see them vanquished and thy power victorious, and for ever and ever will I sing of thee. Yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning. When those lovers of darkness find their game is up, and their midnight howlings die away, then will I lift up my voice on high and praise the lovingkindness of God without fear of being disturbed. What a blessed morning will soon break for the righteous, and what a song will be theirs! Sons of the morning, ye may sigh tonight, but joy will come on the wings of the rising sun. Tune your harps even now, for the signal to commence the eternal music will soon be given; the morning cometh and your sun shall go no more down for ever. For thou hast been my defense.”
The good news for us is this, the Holy Spirit is being poured out on all mankind today. You too can taste the edge of eternity. When you do, the things of this earth lose their attraction and its problems lose their sting. Step into this song of the Lord. Like David, sing about the power of God and sing about His mercy. Before long you will have a sense of God’s goodness and the reality of heaven will be your constant companion. The Lord will be your treasure and He will be your refuge in whatever trouble you may be facing.