Psalms 57

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“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by” (Psalms 57:1 NKJV).

March 14, 2020

DO YOU FEEL LIKE HIDING IN A CAVE? David wrote this psalm regarding the time he was hiding in a cave while fleeing from Saul. Even though the king of Israel sought to kill him, David trusted in the Lord. And even though he hid in a cave, he was confident that the day of

“I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey” (Psalms 57:4 NLT).

March 14, 2018

David wrote this psalm asking for the Lord’s protection and rescue from his enemies who were like “fierce,” man-eating lions. This reminds me of how the Lord rescued David and centuries later, Daniel, who was thrown into the lion’s den by King Darius the Mede (Dan. 6).

Lions are often used both literally (Daniel) and symbolically (David) in the Bible to describe the enemies of God and of His people. The apostle Peter described Satan as being like a lion, “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8). So, “stay alert” and don’t be afraid for though the lion may be the king of the jungle, Christ is the King of Kings! He has overcome sin, Satan, death and the grave!

“I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill his purpose for me” (Psalm 57:2)

September 13, 2012

David wrote this psalm while hiding in a cave from King Saul. He was anointed to be king by the prophet Samuel, but Saul had other plans for him. There’s always a tension between our calling and our circumstances. We know that God has a purpose for us, yet it’s hard to see the next step while hiding in a dark cave. At times like these we “cry out” to God asking Him to “fulfill his purpose” in us. May He who called us bring to completion that which He desires in/for us!

“I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me” (Psalm 57:2)

September 13, 2011

David had a sense of God’s calling on his life. He wanted to live into that calling fully. He delighted to be what God wanted him to be. Do you believe God has a purpose for you? Do you pray for God’s will to be fulfilled in you? Or are you still asking for your own way?

“I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me” (Psalm 57:2)

March 14, 2011

Rather than asking for God to help me with my plans, I’m crying out for His. Fulfill Your purpose in/for me.