Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 26, Day 147 - Psalm 57

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I truly feel like the book of Psalms is my favorite.  There is so much encouragement in the words.  It is believed this Psalm refers to the perilous times when David fled from Saul and hid in caves (1 Samuel 22:24) David found real security not in the hidden recesses of the caves but in the shadow of God's wings (Introduction to Psalm 57, The Voice Bible, page 666)

I've never had someone try to kill me, but there have been times when I've felt like everything was against me.  Someday I hope to have the same confidence David did when he wrote:

My heart is ready, O God;
my heart is ready.
And I will sing!
Yes, I will sing praise!
Wake up, my glory!
Wake up, harp and lyre;
I will stir the sleepy dawn with praise.
I will offer You my thanks, O Lord, before the nations of the world;
I will sing of Your greatness no matter where I am.
For Your amazing mercy ascends far into the heavens;
Your truth rises above the clouds,
O God, be lifted up above the heavens;
may Your glory cover the earth!
(verse 7 - 11 The Voice)


  1. I do love the image of being protected by God's wings.

  2. How I rejoice in the shelter of Your wings, O Lord, my refuge and my strength!

    Psalm 57
    10 For great is Your love, reaching to the heavens;
    Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

    Psalm 61
    4 I will dwell in your house for ever;
    I will take refuge under the cover of your wings.
    5 For You, O God, have heard my vows;
    You have granted me the heritage of those
    who fear Your Name.

    Psalm 63
    7 For You have been my help,
    and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
    8 My soul clings to You;
    Your right hand upholds me.

    Psalm 91
    4 He will cover you with His pinions,
    And under His wings you may seek refuge;
    His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

    Psalm 108
    4 For great is Your love,
    higher than the heavens;
    Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
    Refuge - Hillsong
    Third Day – Your Love, Oh Lord