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The Blessings of Troubles! (A Look at Psalm 57)

I’ve been looking at Psalm 57 this week with my friend Frank. Most of us want to live a trouble-free life, right? But there are some distinct benefits of troubles. The first benefit is: I. Troubles Help Us to Seek the Lord! (v. 1).  The second benefit or blessing is that: II. Troubles focus our attention in becoming steadfast in our faith (v. 7). The third blessing is that: III. Troubles provoke us to praise (v. 9). And the fourth blessing is that: IV. Troubles get us to think about His faithfulness (v. 10). Want to live a life free from troubles? Then you will learn nothing from the Psalmist!

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2022 in troubles

 

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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 57)

Psalm 57

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 5.19.28 AMOf David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
    rebuking those who hotly pursue me—
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet—
    I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2016 in dependence

 

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Psalms of My Life (Psalm 57)

Psalm 57

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 7.45.23 AMOf David. A miktam.[b] When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—[c]
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet—
    I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 7.48.06 AM
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

 

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