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We need reminders to keep praying and trusting until the Lord brings us through.

Psalm 56

“In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid.” (Psalm 56:11, NASB)

The heading for this chapter in my Bible reads “Prayer for Relief and Reliance upon God”.

I loved that as it reminded me that we can rely upon our God for relief. David was being tormented all day long, and had no relief.

David writes with transparency of the fear he felt of his enemies. We can see clearly the battle between faith and fear. It was present in David’s life and it is present in ours as well.

Like David, we have to remind ourselves:

  • God is mightier than anything which may come against us.
  • God has not forgotten us.
  • God is for us.
  • God will fight for us.

The study asks: Sometimes in the face of very strong enemies, we forget that our God is so much stronger. What are some things that you can do to remind yourself of who God is in your daily life? List our some of the aspects of God’s character that remind you that God is stronger than your enemy.

One aspect of God’s character that I often remind myself of is God’s omniscience. Nothing, nothing escapes His eye. He is all knowing. There is not a single detail of our lives He is not aware of.


Psalm 58

“And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!” (Psalm 58:11, NASB)

This is not an easy chapter to read. It addresses unjust leaders in our world. Apart from God, heads of countries and judges will make unrighteous and ungodly decisions. They will not defend the defenseless, the poor, the children, the widows.

This psalm is a reminder that this has always been. This is not something new we are experiencing and seeing in our days. It was prevalent even in David’s time.

But this psalm should remind us of what we are to do:

“This psalm looks at the condition of mankind without God, and then it pushes us to look to God. Look at this world, and then look to the One who is so much greater than this world.”

(from Wait by The Daily Grace Co., page 123)

Again we find the psalms reminding us of where to look, to stay focused on God, turn our eyes upward.

And we remember that while we may verbalize what we want to see happen to ungodly leaders, we leave the outcome and the vengeance to God. We remember that God is the only righteous judge.

The study asks: At the end of a psalm that is difficult to read because of its heaviness comes a promise that God will reward the righteous. What does this psalm tell us about who God is?

Here we can find encouragement for these days in which we are living.


Psalm 60

“Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.” (Psalm 60:12, NASB)

In the midst of the circumstances facing the people, David sees them staggering and in confusion. And he feels for them. He prays on behalf of the people asking the Lord to honor His Word.

“What a comfort for us to know that our God who loves us with a covenant-keeping love calls us His beloved ones.”

(from Wait by The Daily Grace Co., page 129)

Defeat never has the final word over our lives.

“No matter what opposition may come, we know that victory is sure with the victorious One on our side.”

(from Wait by The Daily Grace Co., page 129)

The study asks: As you think through the psalms we have studied, what stands out to you the most? How can you trust God even in seasons of waiting?




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