Psalm 56: 8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record? 9 Then my enemies will retreat in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.
If you read through the psalms you’ll note that many of them are written by King David. You’ll also note he’s often in trouble. Trouble within, trouble without. Trouble, trouble, and more trouble. It’s possible that David was just a big baby, but I don’t think so. This is, after all, the one who killed the giant Goliath with a few rocks and a slingshot. What speaks to me this morning is the final sentence of the passage
“This I know, that God is for me.”
I love the confidence of that statement. It’s as if he’s saying, “Yes, things are a big mess. No, I don’t know how I’m gonna get out of this. BUT I know who I am. I am God’s beloved. No matter what happens, that will never change.”
There’s a deep sense of “knowing” in David that draws me in. I want to know God like that. I want to have absolute confidence in my place before the Lord – no matter what circumstances may suggest. Heavenly Father, give us grace to KNOW you. To really know you. Amen.