Morning devotion: Read Psalm 57

Psalms 57:1  ¶<<To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.>> Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. 2  I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. 3  He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 4  My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. 6  They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

In I Samuel 24, we read of the account of David when he was in the cave fleeing from Saul. It must have been a frightful time knowing your adversary was so close and death so immanent. David prayed at that time saying; “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.” He knew the Lord would deliver him, even though things looked bleak. He also prayed; “He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up.”

God did send a deliverance. King Saul had gone into the sheepcotes (caves used to keep sheep) to sleep. While Saul was sleeping, David had opportunity to slay him and did not take it; he took a part of Saul’s clothing instead. You must remember, Saul had thousands of troops with him while David had hundreds of men with him. This was truly a miracle, for all those men to be asleep at one time while David’s hundreds moved about.

There may be times in your life, when things look bleak and no way out seems to be apparent; it is then, that you must trust in the Lord to send help from above.

As a Christian, prayer should be all the time, not only in times of trouble. Prayer should be a normal part of your life. Praying when things are good and praying when circumstances are small should be normal for all events in life, not just the monumental trials, but all times.

Do you realize, prayer starts at the moment of salvation and continues throughout the Christian life?

Romans 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook