Psalm 56: Tenacious Trust

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

I am daily bombarded with deception and opposition (from without and within), all designed to disrupt my intimacy with God, and diminish my fruitfulness in God’s redemptive mission. It is fierce and relentless aimed at nothing less than my undoing.

Why should I ever be surprised by any form of spiritual attack? The Apostle Paul assured his protégé Timothy, “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Timothy 3:12)

If I am to fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12) I am left with but one choice, to wage war on my knees in radical dependence upon God’s word and Spirit, doggedly obedient to His gracious, praiseworthy instruction.

I do this knowing that God is for me (Psalm 56:9) and His promise is that everyone who is born of God overcomes the world. (1 John 5:4) It is God I trust, I shall not be afraid. (Psalm 56:4, 11)


  1. Just what I needed today as I prepare for the Sweden mission trip. Thank you for the encouraging reminder!

    • Hope you have an awesome trip Michelle! I’ll be praying for you guys. Look forward to hearing about all that God does when you and the team return! Grace upon grace.

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