Who or what do you depend on when life starts falling down around your ears? Do you have a fright of heart that sends you into a depression, isolation, a panic, a frantic texting of all your friends demanding their assistance, or consumption of something that will calm you down? I doubt that any of us have been in the life and death situations that David often found himself in particularly during the time King Saul pursued him. Yet all of us meet with critical situations many times in our lives and we find tremendous help during those difficult days if we look at how David (a man after God’s own heart) faced the stress points in his life.

Psalm 56 tells us basically everything we need to know about where David found hope, strength, and solace when life was at its worst. My favorite set of verses regarding this would be these: “My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me. When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?” (Psalms 56:2-4) Oh that this would be a reality in our lives!

See you Thursday morning as we study Psalm 56 and encourage one another to live wholeheartedly and without fear for God.