Reading the Word
Psalm 56:8–13 (ESV)
8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? 9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I 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; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? 12 I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you. 13 For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
Understanding and Applying the Word
David tells us that God has kept David’s tears in his bottle. God is so concerned about what happens to David, and all of his people, that he keeps track of every detail. Reflecting on this truth, David declares, “In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
We have a God who cares about us. He cares not only about the large matters of life, but the smallest details. He sees and cares about every tear. When we realize this truth, we realize that we have nothing to fear. God is with us and we can trust him. The only thing left for us is to live by his word and praise his name!
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