Psalm 56

Hello all! Today’s lesson is from Psalm 56. This is a song about trusting God. David wrote it when the Philistines captured him.

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1 Be merciful to me, my God,
    for my enemies are in hot pursuit;
    all day long they press their attack.
My adversaries pursue me all day long;
    in their pride many are attacking me.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
    In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?

All day long they twist my words;
    all their schemes are for my ruin.
They conspire, they lurk,
    they watch my steps,
    hoping to take my life.
Because of their wickedness do not[c] let them escape;
    in your anger, God, bring the nations down.

Record my misery;
    list my tears on your scroll—
    are they not in your record?
Then my enemies will turn back
    when I call for help.
    By this I will know that God is for me.

10 In God, whose word I praise,
    in the Lord, whose word I praise—
11 in God I trust and am not afraid.
    What can man do to me?

12 I am under vows to you, my God;
    I will present my thank offerings to you.
13 For you have delivered me from death
    and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God
    in the light of life.

The preschool version goes:

Have mercy on me, God,
because my enemies are chasing me;
all day long they try to attack me.
My enemies chase me all day long;
many are attacking me.

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
If God takes care of me, what can people do to me?

All day long they twist my words;
they are trying to ruin me.
They think up bad plans, they lurk,
they watch my steps, hoping to kill me.
Do not let them escape;
God, bring them down.

Remember how sad i am;
write down every tear i cry.
Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help.
I will know that God is for me.

In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can man do to me?

I promise you God;
I will give you thanks.
For you have saved me from death
and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk with you forever. 

What does David say he will do when he is afraid? He will TRUST in God. When we are afraid we can trust in God too and He will be with us. What kinds of things make you afraid? How can you remember to trust in God when you are afraid?
One of our favorite modern song-versions of this song is by Steve Green  posted Kendall Sauer.
Thanks for joining us today! Love to you all!

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