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- My favorite line in Psalm 56 is “When I cry out to You, then my enemies will turn back; this I know, because God is for me.”
- “This I know.” I like that line. I should say that more. If we can know what we know, then we’d be so full of faith. There’s a lot about God we can know. He’s unchanging. If we can get hold of who He is, we can walk around with confidence like this, knowing our enemies will turn back if we call on our God. And we can know it because we know our God is for us.
- Do you have the confidence that God is for you?
- The other great line I love from this Psalm is found in the New Living Translation. “What can man do to me?” is translated as “What can mere mortals do to me?” I love it! What a great feeling that is! These people coming after me are mere mortals. Who do they think they are standing up to me and my Father who is bigger than the universe and who holds all power in His hands? They are mere mortals! We scoff at them thinking they can come against God’s people.
- My favorite line from Psalm 57 is from verse 2. “I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me.” Psalms 56 and 57 are ones I have memorized. And when I first started learning Psalm 57, I thought this was a weird verse. What did it mean for God to perform for me? I thought of like a performing dog doing tricks. It made no sense.
- Now, it’s one of my favorite verses. I say all the time, “God, You perform all things for me!” He takes care of everything for me. I see His sovereign hand in EVERYTHING. That means I know God’s in control and can see how He’s working things out. He’s got this. I don’t got this. He’s got this. He performs all things for me! And I am grateful, so eternally grateful for it!
- Circling back to “this I know,” that goes with verse 7 from Psalm 57. “My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.” When we know, we can have that steadfast heart. There’s no panic when we know.
- Think of Elisha and a whole army outside just to get him. His heart was steadfast. He knew that his “army” was even bigger.