08/01/17 Confident in Him

READING: Psalms 57-59, Romans 4

“My heart is confident, God.”

Psalm 57:7

The psalmist knew fear, but he also knew confidence in God. In fact, his words of confidence in Psalm 57 resound powerfully – they almost bounce off the mountains as he focuses on God despite the difficulties he faced:

My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. I will sing; I will sing praises.
Wake up, my soul! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.

I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your faithful love is as high as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches the clouds.

God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be over the whole earth. (Psa. 57:7-11)

The psalmist’s heart rested in God, so filled with confidence that he almost couldn’t help but sing God’s praises. He couldn’t wait for the new day to begin, as each dawn offered another opportunity to praise God among the nations. He knew that God’s faithful love reaches far beyond human understanding – it’s as high as the heavens and it reaches the clouds – and it’s no wonder that he desired that God be exalted above the heavens. He may have been surrounded by “lions” (Psa. 57:4), but the psalmist knew that he could rest in the shadow of God’s wings.

Thus, here’s what the psalmist did: he turned his attention from that which frightened him to the God whose glory filled the earth. When you do that, fear loses its power under the overshadowing glory of God – and you can sing with each new day.  


  • Choose one of your favorite hymns or praise choruses, and sing God’s praises today.
  • Pray that His glory be evident in your life so that others see Him through you.

PRAYER: “God, let Your glory be over the whole earth!”

TOMORROW’S READING:  Psalms 60-62, Romans 5

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