Psalms 57:1


“He Shall Send From Heaven”

Psalms 57:1 says, “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.””

Sometimes when the storms of life or the fiery trials of the Christian life come my way what I need is to spend time walking closer to the Lord Jesus Christ. That is what is meant by the phrase, “in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge.”

Wings symbolize freedom. It is like the saying free as a bird. God is the almighty all powerful being of the universe and therefore no one will ever be as free as God is. God is free to do all His heart desires in the pleasure of His own will and after the wisdom of His own council.

Considering the freedom that God has it is wise indeed to trust in Him and to draw close to Him especially in times of crisis.

 Psalms 57:2-3 “I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.”

Unto God that performeth all things for me. The word performeth is a very interesting word. It is only used in Psalms and it means to come to an end or to perfect. What it is that God is going to perform is the end of the calamities the end of the storm the end of the fiery trials.

This shows the power of God. In the particular context of this psalms David is writing about the persecution he is suffering at the hand of the king. And it is true many of the fiery trials of persecution that come our way as Christians are by the hands of people in positions of power over us. Regardless of the kind of storm that blows your way the emphasis is on the power of God to stop that storm. At the worst a fiery trial will end in your death and death means you get to go to heaven to be with Jesus.  I Peter 1:7 says, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”

God performeth all things for me. He shall send from heaven. The last phrase in Psalms 57:3 says, “God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.” We always need more mercy and truth from God especially in the face of persecution from our enemies. Our enemies are not merciful nor are they truthful but God is. In the end mercy and truth will win the victory over evil.

Psalms 57:4 says, “My soul is among lions: I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.” In this passage evil men are compared to lions. There is a passage in the New Testament where the devil is compared to a loin. I Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

By comparing such men to lions an emphasis is put on the violence of those men. Notice that what else is mentioned is the words that they use. Words can be very powerful and have a tremendous impact on a person’s life in any circumstance. Evil words can cause great suffering and destruction.

Psalms 57:5 says, “Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.” This is a good way to respond to such a circumstance of persecution by evil men, praising God, glorifying God. One reason to glorify God is because we know that God will deliver those that trust in Him. What should I do when I find myself surrounded by my enemies? I should glorify God.


Psalms 57:6 says, “They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst wherof they are fallen themselves. Selah.” Be careful be on your guard the enemies of the cross of Christ will calculate and plot they will look for opportunities to slander you they will even lay traps for you. What can a Christian do against such dangers? You can do like Joseph and flee temptation. You can do like king David and praise God.

Psalms 57:7-11 says, “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto Thee among the nations. For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the clouds. Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.”

God is going to be exalted no matter what. The enemies of God cannot stop it. They cannot take away His mercy from your life and they cannot stamp out the truth. It seems foolish that they would even try to do so.

It is much better to be on God side than to be His enemy and to persecute His children. With God there is mercy unto the heavens and truth unto the clouds. In other words you can keep reaching out to God for more mercy and truth. There is always more to be had

If you do not know Christ as your Savior if you have never reached out to Jesus for His mercy and His truth today is the day of salvation. You can pray to Him right now to save you from your sins.


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