It always seems to me that when God gives a promise, stuff happens that just seem to try to prevent the promise from coming about. Does it seem that way to you? If so, how do you handle this.

My morning Old Testament reading currently has me going through 1 Samuel. God gave David a promise, but Saul is doing everything in his power of preventing it to happen. Why? Because God has rejected Saul as the king of Israel. In Chapter 22 he even has the priest of God slaughtered, all except one, who escaped and went with David.

In the Psalm portion of today’s reason gave a reading from Chapter 56, when David was siezed by the Philistines in Gath. It gave his prayer and attitude.

If you are going through something, pray Psalm 56 as a prayer, and know this. If God promised, not matter what may be against you, put your faith in Him. God will be the one who will bring the promise about.

PSALM 56 (HCSB)

1 Be gracious to me, God, for man tramples me; he fights and oppresses me all day long. 2 My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me. 3 When I am afraid, I will trust in You. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me? 5 They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to take my life. 7 Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath. 8 You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records? 9 Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. This I know: God is for me. 10 In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, 11 in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me? 12 I am obligated by vows to You, God; I will make my thank offerings to You. 13 For You delivered me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.



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