March 7, 2019 – Psalm 56:11-12

I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for Your help. Psalm 56:11-12.

David is the author of this Psalm. Did he remember his panic and fear when he found courage by trusting God to do the impossible while escaping from King Saul and going to the King’s  enemies,  the Philistines?  (I Samuel 21:10-15).  

How difficult is it to place our trust in the Lord God, we cannot see?  Though we cannot see our Lord God, yet we witness the many ways He leads and guides His people.  How will we know Him? 

Just as Father God led the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, guiding them with a pillar of fire in the sky, He guides and leads us by giving us the Light of the World, His Son, Jesus.  He teaches us Truth when we read and live His Word.

Without faith and trust in Him, our way is slippery and unsure. It is like trying to walk on slippery ice after a freezing rain, to live this life without holding His Right Hand. If you had really known me, Jesus said, You would know who my Father is! John 14:7.

For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God.  And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.  Isaiah 41:13. 

In this world many call me to follow, and yet I know the answer is this: “Where could I go but to the Lord?”

For You have rescued me from death; You have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in Your life-giving light. Psalm 56:13.