Despite this desert surrounding him, David beholds God’s power and glory. He sings, “Because Your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise You.” (Psalm 63: 3)
He claims that he will be satisfied as “with fat and rich food.” (Psalm 63: 5) His satisfaction comes as he “meditates on [God] in the watches of the night” or “looks upon [God] in the sanctuary.” (Psalm 63: 6, 2)
David is able to stand in the desert because God is his help, and “in the shadow of [His] wings, [he] sings for joy.” (Psalm 63: 7)
God’s right hand grasps David, holding him steady in the heat, weariness, and dryness of life.
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” (Psalm 62: 5 – 8)