Psalm 56: God is always by our side
In Psalm 56, David expresses his trust in God and knows that he will never be forsaken, even when in the hands of the wicked. So we must go on, knowing that God does not abandon us, but remains by our side.
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The words of confidence in Psalm 56
Read David’s words carefully:
1 Be merciful to me, my God,
for my enemies are in hot pursuit;
all day long they press their attack.
2 My adversaries pursue me all day long;
in their pride many are attacking me.
3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
5 All day long they twist my words;
all their schemes are for my ruin.
6 They conspire, they lurk,
they watch my steps,
hoping to take my life.
7 Because of their wickedness do not let them escape;
in your anger, God, bring the nations down.
8 Record my misery;
list my tears on your scroll—
are they not in your record?
9 Then my enemies will turn back
when I call for help.
By this I will know that God is for me.
10 In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord, whose word I praise—
11 in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can man do to me?
12 I am under vows to you, my God;
I will present my thank offerings to you.
13 For you have delivered me from death
and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God
in the light of life.
(Psalm 56: 1-13)
Interpretation of Psalm 56
Our team prepared an interpretation of Psalm 56:
Verses 1 to 5
When captured by his enemies, David was not discouraged in his cry and praise to God, but he trusted in His presence and salvation, for he knows that he will never be forsaken.
Verses 6 to 13
Even with our problems, we should not be discouraged, for God is with us and saves our lives from death. We should not be afraid, but rather put our trust in our Lord and Savior.
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