Psalm 142, Vs. 3-5
In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me. 4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me.I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.
5 I cry to you, Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
We pray out of reality not the insanity of make believe. One of the great consequences of true conversation is a correction of perspective. We talk with the doctor and find we are not sick with Ebola it is just a cold. Or we are not just having indigestion we have crones. Either way it is reality (truth) we need, for the truth sets us free.
David sees no one to his right to be refuge. His deficit quickly reminds him that God is his refuge.
Jesus is that truth that sets us free. We sometimes insanely continue to consult our self about realties we do not understand. For some this is prayer a selfie conversation, A selfie of conversations and just as silly.
When alone in the cave we can converse with ultimate reality, the creator and provider of all providence. The designer, the one who made all that is without whom nothing is that is, this is Jesus.
John 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
He is the light in the cave in which you live. He is our refuge and should be our portion in the land of the living.
As refuge God is the source of our security. We run into him, rest in his covenantal love, call upon his unique name, wait upon his Spirits presence as the disciples did in Jerusalem while huddled in a home cave until Pentecost.
One of the marvelous wonders of the cave is the narrowing. The cave narrows our view causing us to concentrate on the import and avoid distraction.
The cave is the Spirits tool for prioritizing as verse 6 and 7 demonstrate. Using the cave experience in our lives we like David recognize that his praise is our future.