Psalm 57–Salvation in Humorous Ways

This psalm originated when David was sure his life was over.  David and his men were on the run; and Saul had chased them down and into a cave.  There, surrounded by troops, all seemed lost.   Then Saul entered the cave and went to the bathroom only steps away from David.  David snuck up and cut the corner from Saul’s robe sparing the King’s life.  When Saul left the cave, David appeared with the corner of Saul’s robe in hand and Saul spared His life and left the area.

It was another of the many times that God brought David through an impossible situation.  As David wrote the song, He gave God the glory for his escape. He also proclaimed that it is and will always be God that saves the day.   I am sure David had many humorous and mean thoughts of how to handle Saul within that awkward situation, but on this day, David was gracious and humble. God’s grace and David’s righteous heart brought David’s rescue and Saul’s continued demise.

In our lives, it is easy to feel life is an impossible situation.  There are days when it seems there is no longer any hope or reason to carry on.  In those moments, God provides a moment to remind us that He, the creator, and Lord, has things well in hand.  Sometimes, the Lord even does it with a little humor mixed in.  We must recognize those moments, memorialize them so that on other difficult days we can remember that God is large and in charge. 

God will complete His plan in our lives. As He does, we will encounter trials and temptations that we can only endure with His assistance.  In those moments, we simply need to embrace His grace and humbly trust and follow God’s lead.

God Bless You


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.
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.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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