Psalm 31:2b “be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.”
[Praise you that you are consistently with us, O Lord God: you have made yourself our Refuge by redeeming, adopting and embracing us. You have made yourself our Rock of stability in a world of uncertainty, the personal Refuge of every one of your children. And you are our strong Fortress that we can run into and be saved in the way you deem best. We can trust you by fleeing to you in every trouble.]
Psalm 31:3 “Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.”
[Yes! Because you are my Rock and Fortress, I have hope! There is help! There is hindrance of my enemy and his plans! You will answer my cry and act for the sake of your holy Name.
It is wonderful that we can appeal to you on this basis, for we are then tapping into what you want: as you lead and guide us and we follow, our lives become a source of praise and acclaim for you. May we wholeheartedly follow your guidance, remembering that this gives you more honor; may we be trusting and obedient so that you may have more glory for your Name.]
Psalm 31:4 “Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.”
[Based on what you have declared yourself to be, Lord God (our Refuge, our Deliverer, our Fortress, our Rock), we can appeal to you to take us out of the traps of the devil, of evil men and of our own old nature.
And so you have done in your mighty act of redemption, opening the door of our cell in the kingdom of darkness and calling us out into the Kingdom of Light. You, Lord Jesus, are greater and more powerful than any enemy and, by in joining us in our weakness, you have defeated the enemy in every way. And you continue to set us free as we walk in the light with you, keeping on the armor you have given and thinking truth.
I exalt you, my Refuge, Lord Jesus; I exalt you, my Rock, O Heavenly Father; I exalt you, my Guide and Comforter, O Holy Spirit.
In you I can trust, in you I am safe, in you I am secure.
Praise be to you, O Triune God, for your great and wonderful faithfulness and love. May you be endlessly honored as I follow your leading today in my motives, thoughts, desires and words. Amen!