In the movie, “Hacksaw Ridge”, Desmond Doss portrays true reliance on God’s strength to bring his comrades to safety. His words “just one more” became his prayer during the whole ordeal. *
It’s because of the way God loves me (as a fortress and steadfastly), that I can sing like David. Although David was in a dire place and men were sent from a place of authority to kill him, he still sang praises to God.
If I am surrounded by enemy fire (like the soldier, Doss) or faced with unimaginable odds (like David), then I must trust that the refuge God provides is more powerful than human aid.
His refuge may take on the form of something we had never considered (i.e. retirement) or it may appear as a new career (in a whole new field). But one thing is certain, He will provide.
David started a new career as King of the nation of Israel after many years of running like a fugitive. His faith was well-placed and this vulnerable relationship with God was reflected in his songs (the Psalms).
You are the God who shows up with steadfast love!! How can I withhold my song of praise? – Teresa #justonemoreday
*watch “Hacksaw Ridge”, the movie (2016)
Psalm 59:16,17 (ESV)
16 But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.
17 O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.