Psalms 56:3 says, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” That’s pretty simple; everyone can do that. When fear comes, we must decide to trust God to be our help in whatever we were afraid of.
David recognized that much of his problems were coming from lies about him. In Psalms 120:2 he says, “Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue.” We must trust that God is able to take care of ANYTHING. Of course He can protect us from physical harm, of course He can meet our needs, but He can also deal with lies that have been spoken about us. Our “job” is to rejoice, and bless those who speak about us (Matt 5:11-12), and God will reward us.
David was brought to the end of himself; he had no one else to trust but God. In Psalms 142:4-5 he says, “Look on my right hand and see, For there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul. I cried out to You, O LORD: I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.”
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan