Until I was ten years old, I lived in a rural area in El Salvador. This is where I spent my childhood. I lived in a one room wooden home with my mom and four of my sisters. I don’t remember much about this time or about this house. I do remember what it looked like and waking up early in the morning thinking about a dream I’ve had. I fell into a bottomless pit. It scared me. This led me to think about death and what happens after. I could not answer this question but found it hard to believe that that was the end. A few years later at the age of thirteen that was answered. I believed in the God of my life. I understood that through Christ I could have everlasting life. After following him almost forty years, I still believe this. He has been the God of my life.
This psalm reminded me how God is my God forever. David, who went through a lot of upheaval due to the politics of his time, wrote a song about the God of his life. It is in Him that he takes shelter. He is the one that vindicates him, rescues and protects him. God is his shelter, his stronghold, his rock where he can hide in the middle of the crevices. He is the Sovereign Lord in whom he trusts since he was young. David has depended on him since birth. He is the one that took him out of his mother’s womb. God has been his teacher since he was young. He prays that God won’t reject or abandon him when he is old, with gray hair and lacks strength. David prays, “O God, do not abandon me, until I tell the next generation about your strength, and those coming after me about your power.” (v. 18) – NET Bible
This is his desire. In the meantime, he praises him continually (he also uses stringed instruments), tells others about His justice, salvation, and amazing deeds. He is so overwhelmed about His greatness that he says, “Oh God, who can compare to you?” (v. 19) NET Bible
This is the God of his life.
This is the God of my life.
I share David’s prayer and joyful celebration of His God.