Just Thoughts From My Musings On Psalm 56 & 57

Ps. 57: Be exalted, Oh God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth.

Psalm 56 begins with, “Be merciful to me, my God…” It goes on to talk about trusting in God when afraid and how He bottles up our tears. He hears our cries for help.

Psalm 57 also beings with, ” Have mercy on my, my God…” Then talks about taking refuge in the shelter of His wings and how God is exalted. Verse 10 talks about His great love reaching to the heavens, His faithfulness to the skies.

While pondering all this, I began to think how high the heavens are and how absolutely nothing is beyond the reach of God’s love and faithfulness. – no person or no problem.

Psalm 56 and 57 also talk about the enemy that the psalmist is facing and his fear or despair when facing the enemy, yet he continues to trust God and thank Him for His goodness.

Perhaps my mind went on a little bit of tangent, but I began to think of the things the enemy brings our way today. Perhaps we don’t face a physical enemy that wants to destroy us as the psalmist did, but our enemy is still real and the enemy of our soul, does want to destroy us. But God turns back the enemy. He turns back the enemies of doubt, fear, defeat and misery. He delivers us so that we can walk in His light.

You see the enemy wants to keep us defeated, hopeless, bowed down by the things happening to us or around us. He wants us to live in fear, unforgiveness, guilt, failure and selfishness or self absorption. He wants us to live in constant distress and misery, but God’s love is great, far greater than we could ever reach beyond. We will never be able to get to the end of God’s love. In fact, God’s love is so great that it reached down from heaven. He sent Jesus to be with us and the name of Jesus is powerful.

The enemy wants to silence the name of Jesus. He doesn’t want God to be exalted. If the enemy can keep us focused on our own problems and the seemingly impossible problems in the world around us, then he can get us off track and he wins.

God calls us to live in hope, new life, love and mercy. He calls us to walk in His light. He calls us to a life of faith and He calls us to speak forth His name. Dare to proclaim the name of Jesus over the dead, dry, lifeless things in your own life and those situations you see around you. Allow Jesus to be glorified in your life.
If we allow Jesus to be glorified in our lives, then His resurrection power is available to us – the power to speak life to situations that seem hopeless and dead.

My prayer is this: Lord, Help me to speak life over death, faith over fear, hope over despair, healing over sickness, victory over failure, your love and mercy over unforgiveness. Help me speak these things because nothing is impossible for you. You are greater than Covid, greater than struggling marriages, greater than the deep ingrained wounds from the past, greater than autism, greater than the distance the prodigal has run away. You, oh Lord are greater than anything that comes our way and so Lord, I won’t quit praying and believing you. I will continue to speak the mighty name of Jesus over every impossible situation in my life, because Lord, I want you to be glorified. Oh Lord, Be exalted, let your glory be over all the earth. Amen

PS This is a little bit of a different blog than I usually post. I hope you have enjoyed reading it. I posted it partly because I have an assignment I am completing where I need to do 8 blogs in one month and my month is almost up! But more importantly I wanted to post this because I know a lot of people who are losing hope right now – in our world, in our nation or that their problems will get better. Some have been praying a long time for health or for a son or daughter who is far from God. Perhaps some of you have been praying for something or someone for a very long time and you are wondering if you will ever see any change. Maybe you’ve given up and resigned yourself to living with the situation as is. Don’t give up! Keep asking and keep lifting up Jesus. There is still hope.

Author: faithstepsandmore

I am a mom of three, grandmother of eight and have worked with young children for over thirty years. I currently write curriculum, speak for women's groups, do chapel for a daycare center and help with teacher/volunteer training at churches. I love what I do. There is nothing better than helping kids take those first steps of faith in a God who loves them more than they can imagine.

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