When a plane is about to crash, there aren’t many atheists on board. There are times in life, when it is instinctive to cry out to God.
In difficult times, we will either turn to God and improve our prayer life, or turn away and blame him for our misfortunes. But in times of full-on disaster there’s no time for ambivalence. When we know God is our only hope, it’s natural to run to him and discover his loving arms waiting for us.
This is where David was in Psalm 61. What comfort seeking refuge in the ‘Rock that is higher than I’. How grateful that he had been brought up in a culture that introduced him to such a loving God. How earnest that he might use the rest of his appointed days to praise and serve the One who loved and protected him.
Being in a place of utmost danger is a wake-up call that makes you realise these things. But why wait for that? Right now, problems or not, we can enjoy the refuge and shelter from the harsher aspects of life he provides us with; we can bask in the warmth of his love and protection; we can revel in worshipping the One who has done so much for us. Don’t wait for trouble; don’t waste a minute.