HOME | BIBLE STUDIES & SERMONS | ABIDE IN CHRIST | SEARCH | CHRIST IN O.T. | PERSONAL GROWTH | LINKS | FEEDBACK | DEVOTIONAL

Rex H. Henderson

 PSALM 56

To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.

Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil. They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul. Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God. Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?  (Psalm 56, KJV)

 

Psalm 56

What Can Man Do to Me?

Have you ever felt desperate? Alone?
If so, you will find this Psalm to be
Most encouraging. David was alone,
Desperate and afraid; in great need.

His enemy was pursuing, attacking
Slandering and living in pride while
They sought to take his life. And David
Was afraid it might be his last mile.

 

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust;
I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?

 

If you really want to move out of
Your fears, despair and lonliness
You need to get back into Gods Word
And to Him your feeling confess.

 

Ive found a friend, O such a friend!

So kind and true and tender,

So wise a counselor and guide,

So mighty a defender!

From him who loves me now so well                 

What power my soul can sever?
Shall life or death or earth or hell?
No; I am his forever.

 

(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003

  Index of Poems      Next Poem

HOME | BIBLE STUDIES & SERMONS | ABIDE IN CHRIST | SEARCH | CHRIST IN O.T. | PERSONAL GROWTH | LINKS | FEEDBACK | DEVOTIONAL