David Under Pressure

Handwritten page from the book of Psalms chapter 56 verse 1 through chapter 58 verse 1.
Psalms 56:1-58:1

Synopsis     Psalms 56:1-58:1     10/26/2021 

In his early life, King David often fought against foes who deliberately sought him out to destroy him. And so, he appealed to God for help by praying for mercy. And he reminded God of his fidelity. 

David lamented these frustrations. But he acknowledged that God was greater than the circumstances. And even though he sometimes felt like he was surrounded by vicious, wild animals, he knew that God would protect him. Not only this, but he believed that God would cause David’s enemies to fall into the traps they laid against him.  

And so, David praised God for his glory and power. 

David Under Pressure 

When David experienced pressure, he reminded himself to praise God. The pressure of his situation consumed his attention. But for him, this was a trigger. And so, he reminded himself to praise by commanding himself to wake-up. 

Under Pressure 

When I’m under pressure, I know that something must change. So, when pressure consumes all of my attention, I know that it’s time to put everything else down. That is the moment to praise God.  

Pressure signals the time to wake up to God 

“Arise! Shine, for your light has come, the glory of the LORD has dawned upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 

October 27, 2021

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