Psalms 56:4 – February 5, 2019

when I am afraid, in you I place my trust. Psalms 56:4 NABRE      Psalm fifty-six is a psalm praising God, asking for God’s help and depending on God. In the psalm the author is being pursued, it is as if he is losing the battle to his demons. It is a psalm where someone who has made some bad decisions is finding himself in over his head and he knows he must appeal to a…

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Psalms 59:16 – September 24, 2018

They roam about as scavengers; if they are not filled, they howl. Psalms 59:16 NABRE      Psalm Fifty-Nine is a plea for help against enemies. In this psalm the psalmist is being unjustly pursued, he has done nothing and he is being harassed. He is being pursued on all sides, no matter where he turns there is an attack. The psalm opens with a cry to God for help and proclaims God as the safe harbor,…

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