"But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness, "(Psalm 59:16,17).
* David's continual cause for consolation was the strength and protection the Lord God exhibited for him. As he meditated on the Lord's faithful provision, songs of praise would fill his heart. Here is a key to our own joy--- gratefully pondering our Savior's past faithfulness.
* As a military king, much of David's life was rife with hatred by enemies, danger, and insecurity. Amid such trials he found great comfort in contemplating God's character--- particularly His lovingkindness and strength.
These days, we need the inner serenity God provides through prayer and praise more than ever.