Trust in God

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Psalm 56

Chapter Summary

Trust in God

You can easily see the difference in this psalm, which tells of betrayal by an enemy David expected to be against him. He does not have the same heartbroken sorrow about it. But look at verses 3 and 4: “I will trust You,” (an act of will); “I have trusted You,” the result. If we make the choice, our heart will follow.

Day 182

Faithful God, You are trustworthy, and no matter how bad it looks, I will trust You, and I have trusted You!

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 56:3, 4

Psalm 56


56 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

10 In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word.

11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?