Even though David is again threatened with death, this Psalm, written by him, is full of trust in the Lord his God.
The more David speaks with God, the more the enemy fades to the background.
The one who puts his trust in God, can remain steadfast under all circumstances. For the enemy is not in control, but God is.
Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me; all day long they press their attack.
My slanderers pursue me all day long; many are attacking me in their pride.
When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.
In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise- in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
(Psalm 56:1-4, Psalm 56:9-11)
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Day by Day with the Persecuted Church
compiled by Jan Pit with a forward by Brother Andrew (paperback, revised 2000)
Compelling wisdom from the pen of actual believers living amidst persecution, you'll be connected to the suffering, courage, and depth of life that exists in the harshest places in the world. Each of these 365 thought-provoking devotions will deepen your understanding of Christian persecution and provoke you to pray for our brothers and sisters with a new found depth.