READ: Psalm 56 & 57

THINK: These Psalms are a powerful picture of the difficulty of this life and the brokenness of this world. They are Psalms written during some of the toughest times in David’s life – when he was seized by the Philistines and when he was fleeing from Saul. He writes about the weight of the oppression that he faces and the reality of the danger that awaits him at every turn. But he is so hopeful in the midst of it! Why? Because he knows who his God is and what his identity is. He knows that if God is for him then nobody can stand against him. I love Psalm 57:8, “Awake my glory! Awake harp & lyre! I will awaken the dawn.”

PRAY: Listen to this song and reflect on the words – they’re similar to the words in these 2 Psalms. Think about Psalm 57:8, and ask God to awaken your soul. It was made to meet it’s Maker!

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