Psalm 57

ps57.jpgGreetings!  David was fleeing for his life from Saul and wrote this in a cave.  He could have killed Saul, but trusted in God’s timing and control. 

In the midst of this he shares his fears with God then shifts his focus to God’s love and faithfulness.  When we are under attack – even far lesser attacks than what David experienced – it is so easy to whine and complain.   How much better to focus on God’s eternal power and love?  Turn it over to God and let him deal with them. 

Now to follow my own advice . . .

Psalm 57

1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,

for in you my soul takes refuge.

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings

until the disaster has passed.

2 I cry out to God Most High,

to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.

3 He sends from heaven and saves me,

rebuking those who hotly pursue me; Selah

God sends his love and his faithfulness.

4 I am in the midst of lions;

I lie among ravenous beasts—

men whose teeth are spears and arrows,

whose tongues are sharp swords.

5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

let your glory be over all the earth.

6 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. Selah

7 My heart is steadfast, O God,

my heart is steadfast;

I will sing and make music.

8 Awake, my soul!

Awake, harp and lyre!

I will awaken the dawn.

9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;

I will sing of you among the peoples.

10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;

your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

let your glory be over all the earth.

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

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