Week 19 Wednesday

Mere Mortals

Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 54-56

Key verses: Psalm 56:3-4


     What are most afraid of?

     Is it being…

  • Impoverished?
  • Alone?
  • Ill?
  • Unsuccessful?
  • Attacked by others?

Or it is any of a thousand other things that keep people awake at night?

     If you think about it – most all of them have something in common.  They are the ills of “this” world.  And, many of them are brought upon us by the people of this world – people who have their own hang-ups and problems. 

     Well, David certainly knew all about that.  His life was filled with problems – some he brought upon himself and some others visited upon him.

     What is wonderful about his testimony in Psalm 56 is that he realizes that ultimately, with God at his side, those problems – and those people – have little ultimate power.

     Now, when you are in the midst of crisis, it’s hard to believe that.  Problems and the relationships that are part of them often seem monstrous in proportion to us.

     But listen to David’s testimony:

     “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid.  What can mere mortals to me?”

Mere mortals – and the problems of this world – they may seem overpowering.  But they are small compared to the incomparable power of God.  Fear of them – that’s the real problem.

Overcome that, with prayerful trust in God, and everything will be put in proper perspective – eternal perspective.

Then you can start finding solutions.


Prayer: Father God, help me to keep an eternal perspective on my worldly problems.  AMEN.





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