Psalm 56:10 & 11
In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord, whose word I praise—
in God I trust; I will not be afraid,
What can man do to me?
I read Psalm 56 in my quiet time this morning. I have been embarking on a journey through Psalms for the past month, because their earnest cries to God seemed to fit my life right now.
These two verses jumped out at me this morning. It struck me that David had to repeat himself three times. He had to keep reminding himself: I trust God, I praise God, God has me in His hands, God is watching over me…
I wonder if we would do the same?
As I read the Psalms I am reminded why God and David had special bond. David was gut-wrenchingly honest with God. Are we that way?
I like this Psalm because David is not afraid of trying to not be afraid. He reminds himself over and over that he is in God and His words are worthy of praise.
I find myself needing to be strong all the time. What David shows me is that I am not strong, I am weak. However, what he also shows me is that as long as I am in the Lord, I need have no fear of circumstances in my life.
After all, What can man do to me?
My salvation is assured, my walk is in Christ, my final destination is decided, my treasures in Heaven are being stored up, and my Savior is waiting for me!