Refuge is a favorite word of David’s. You’ll count as many as forty-plus appearances in some Bible versions. But never did David use the word more poignantly than in Psalm 57. The introduction to the passage explains its background: “A song of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.” Lost in shadows and thought, he has nowhere to turn. Go home, he endangers his family; to the tabernacle, he imperils the priests. Saul will kill him. Here he sits, all alone.
But then he remembers he’s not. And from the recesses of the cave a sweet voice floats: “Be merciful to me, O God! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I make my refuge” (Psalm 57:1). Make God your refuge. Let Him be the foundation on which you stand.