It is so encouraging to look at David’s belief in his God. Because he said in Verse 6 “He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defence, I shall not be moved”. The truth of this verse is paramount to the way that we live our Christian life. We live at a time where we are tempted by many seeming options on how to fulfil our life. We can be caught up with the many pressures of life and if we are not careful we find ourselves drifting away from that pure relationship with the Lord. There is a constant battle with ‘I’ wanting to be in control, this is something that must never forget and stay humble. The Psalmist said, “The Lord is my only rock”, this is something that we have to deal with daily. We must constantly be on guard about not letting other things become more important to the way that we live. The Psalmist refers to God as His rock and his salvation, in bible times all structures of note were built upon a rock foundation. This is what Jesus said in Matthew 7:24-27, He likened the people who lived by the word of God to build on the rock and when the storms of life came the house was safe because it was built on the rock. This is why it is so important to have a daily time of devotion with the Lord. The psalmist goes on to declare that “God is his defence”, This means that he was defended by God, which is something that we rarely talk about but the realisation of this brings such peace to the way that we live. Today there is so much going on in the world and is getting worse all the time, there are reported one disaster after another, and the world is getting darker all the time. This why it is so important to follow Hebrews 12:2 which says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith”. In Verse 7 the Psalmist added that God was his refuge and his refuge. Again it is so good to be reminded of the greatness of our God. When we understand that He is our strength and protection then we can live a life knowing my God is stronger than anything that we could face. It is so good to wake up each morning knowing our lives are in the hands of a strong God. Verse 8 tells us, “Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him, God is a refuge for us”. The psalmist keeps on reminding us to trust in God at all times, sadly when I look back at my life there have been times when I choose to coast along and not to be passionate about my Lord. Those times were not the best times of m life and I am so thankful for His great salvation and His persistence in encouraging me to be the man of God who I was called to be. We are encouraged by the Psalmist to “Pour out your heart before Him”, this is how we experience the greatness of God in our lives. When we choose to be passionate about our God we experience the reward of putting God first in our lives.