I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
Psalms 57:9-10 ESV
At the time of writing, David was hiding in a cave from murderous king Saul. So verse nine took a lot of faith for David to declare. He had faith that he’d get out of his cave and give thanks to God among the peoples.
David believed that he would sing praises to God among the nations. And now his exemplary Psalms of praise are sung the world over to the Lord our God. We might be stuck in metaphorical caves. But we can have faith that we can have a great impact on the world through our trust in the Lord.
Why do we thank God? Why do we praise Him? Well, His unfailing love is great to the heavens. He’s caused a new day to dawn upon us, and we’re one step closer to an eternity with Him in glory, as we journey on by faith.
God’s faithfulness is great to the clouds. We might not like clouds, but they bring us rain which brings us crops which bring us food. Even the metaphorical clouds in our lives can be God faithfully working faithfulness in our lives, as He causes us to cling more closely to Him for shelter from the storms.
“Oh Lord, we declare Your love and faithfulness are the foundations of our lives. Even in the caves and clouds of life, You are with us, and we thank and praise Your holy name, now and forevermore, amen”