Let’s focus on four main things in these verses…rock, fortress, shield, and horn. I know protection is not always on the list when we think of giving thanks. Usually when we sit down to make our list of things that we are thankful for we list all the basics first. I don’t know that protection has ever made my list…but oh my goodness it needs to be at the top of our list. God’s protection sustains us, it allows us to accomplish the job that he has placed us here for.
Sometimes life can leave us wondering where was God’s protection but we have to remember who God is and the tremendous promises that he made to us. His protection isn’t always physical, but it is always spiritual. David wrote this Psalm with gratitude for God’s protection and these four things are what he compared God to:
1.) Rock- unmoving and unwavering
2.)Fortress-surrounds and hides
3.)Shield-a quick defense and protection
4.)Horn – strong and mighty
As we write our list this year don’t forget protection. His protection is our stronghold.