Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens: David declared this to his own soul and unto the Lord Himself. In this psalm of the Bible is attributed to King David. It is also called a Michtam or a Miktam of David, which may mean a golden or a hidden poem. It is set to the tune of “Do Not Destroy”, which may refer to a melody or a musical instrument. It was written when David fled from Saul, who wanted to kill him, and hid in a cave, either in Adullam or in En-gedi. It is a prayer for mercy and protection from God, and a praise for God’s glory and faithfulness. It has different numbering systems in different versions of the Bible: it is Psalm 57 in the Hebrew and the English, but Psalm 56 in the Greek and the Latin. David had many reasons to believe his enemies were much more powerful than he. David recognized that God was worthy to be exalted high above the heavens. Turn toward God . First, taking refuge in God means that we turn toward Him. Stay close to God always.

It reads in Psalm 57:1-11 NIV:
“For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave.”

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me. God sends forth his love and his faithfulness. I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts, men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. They spread a net for my feet. I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path, but they have fallen into it themselves. My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.