Psalm 56

Psalm 56:1-13

SUMMARYHot pursuit

OVERVIEWWhen David is afraid, he puts his trust in God who gives him strength and confidence.

BIG IDEATrust God—don’t fear humans. 

KEY VERSEPsalm 56:3–4
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?

Stop running. Anyone chasing you can be defeated. Face your fear and let me win your battle. Your enemies may hurt you or harm you, but that will not last. Stand up to them to understand the problem. You may have something to learn from them or they may have something to learn from you. Either way, keep your trust in me and allow me to control the situation. I do not want you wasting your time worrying or living in fear. I have more important things for you to do.

Have you forgotten who I am? Have you lost sight of my power? My wisdom? My presence? My love? I know about every ache and pain and tear you’ve shed. I track them. Don’t lost sight of who I am. I am with you and will never leave you. What can a mere mortal do to you? I am the one in whom you should place your focus.

Each time you fear or doubt, read the question David asks at the end of verse 4. (A good one to memorize.)


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