“O LORD” [Jehovah, the God whose glory is in His holiness]
“my God,” [my Elohim, the incredibly powerful One and absolutely faithful One)
“I take refuge in you;” [This, Lord is what you desire, it is what we must do, fleeing to you as our first response to danger, acknowledging our weakness and your power, our inadequacy and your total competency]
“save and deliver me from all who pursue me,” [You, O Lord God, are our first recourse, our first and final aid. Before any other action we need to come to you as David has done here, and seek your help, for salvation comes from you alone.]
Psalm 7:2 “or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.”
[Our enemies, both supernatural and human, are too strong for us; we cannot move against them, we would be destroyed if we sought to save ourselves. David was a mighty warrior, never defeated in battle, to my knowledge, yet he did not trust in himself, but fled to God here, begging for His help and intervention.]
Lord, help us to remember how desperate a battle we are in each day against the world, the flesh and the devil, and to turn immediately to you when difficulty, disappointment and danger enter our lives. May our trust be in you, not in ourselves or others. May you be our Rock, our Fortress and our Defender. We praise you now for what you will do in our lives today.