Ps.57:4-7 – My soul is among lions;
I must lie among those who devour,
Among sons of mankind whose teeth are spears and arrows,
And their tongue is a sharp sword.
Be exalted above the heavens, God;
May Your glory be above all the earth.
They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They dug a pit before me;
They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah
My heart is fixed, God, my heart is fixed;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
David was on the run from his enemies for years, He had hid in the caves from Saul, the Philistines, and even his son Absalom. On more than one occasion I am sure he shared those caves with the lions. David had learned to trust the Lord regardless of who was chasing him. He had concluded that no one would be able to stop God’s purpose and plan from coming to pass in David’s life. David responded to these attacks with worship. You can say he was worshipping with the lions. Here is how Spurgeon describes this passage.
“My heart is fixed. One would have thought he would have said, “My heart is fluttered; but no, he is calm, firm, happy, resolute, established. When the central axle is secure, the whole wheel is right. If our great bower anchor holds, the ship cannot drive. O God, my heart is fixed. I am resolved to trust thee, to serve thee, and to praise thee. Twice does he declare this to the glory of God who thus comforts the souls of his servants. Reader, it is surely well with thee, if thy once roving heart is now firmly fixed upon God and the proclamation of his glory. I will sing and give praise. Vocally and instrumentally will I celebrate thy worship. With lip and with heart will I ascribe honor to thee.”
Maybe you feel like you have been sleeping with the lions recently. The Lord has been shutting lions’ mouths since the time of Daniel. So regardless of what kind of “lion” has been roaring at you lately just respond to his roars with worship. That’s right, begin to worship the Lord. Declare His greatness and His goodness. Sing about how He has shown you mercy and met you when attacked by previous enemies. When you worship things will change. Maybe those lions will turn and devour your other enemies.