July 31, 2018
Psalm 56-Part 2
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in Your bottle.
You have recorded each one in Your book.
Psalm 56:8 NLT
LET IT GLOW
Haven't we all cried a bucket full of tears? Gone through a box of Kleenexes? Our tears could have filled a bottle? Sure we have. It didn't change the situation, but we sure did feel better afterwards. David must have been to that point in his life.
David is in Gath detained by the Philistines. Now is something to cause one to be afraid. In this fearful circumstance, David trusted in God, (1 Samuel 21, 27-29) In fact, he mentions the word trust three times in this chapter.
Trust means to be confident or sure; hope.
What does David tell to do whenever we are afraid?
- Trusted in God. (verse 3)
- Praise God for His promises in His Word. (verse 4)
- Do not fear what mere mortals can do to us. (verse 4)
- God is on our side. (verse 9)
- He can rescue us from death and keeps our feet from slipping. (verse13)
- Walk in God's presence, in the light of the living. (verse 13)
Doesn't this psalm sound like David trusts God's promise to free him from every hindrance to his walk of faith? David's assurance can be our assurance.
Romans 8:31-31 answers Paul's question, If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?
Is God our anchor when the storms toss us to and fro, when our sails are torn, as the song goes.
When there is nothing we can do, we can trust God. His love surrounds us.
LET IT GROW
Shed any tears lately? God is so concerned about our pain, that He keeps our tears in a bottle.
Bottle refers to a skin or leather bag for fluids.
He cares intimately for every detail of our life, dear one. He is aware of our sorrows, too. Pour our heart before this Loving God. Cry. God is faithful forever. Let faith arise. Make Him our refuge and strength to carry on. This situation in which we are in will not last forever.
Revelation 21:4 tells us:
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
This God who snatched David from the jaws of death also preserved him on the path of life. Can He not do the same for us?
LET IT GO
... and cling to God.
... keep believing that God is on my side.
... stay faithful on this path of life that I am walking.