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Trust                                                                   Psalm 55:1-8, 22-23

Trust in God
First I ask you to take a moment to read and reflect on the entire psalm.
To me, it sounds like life is becoming overwhelming. David was dealing with mounting unhappiness in the northern part of the kingdom. His two sons were conspiring against him. Enemies were plotting against him, enemies outside the border. Enemies inside the border. Enemies in the palace. Enemies in his own family.
I imagine David taking a walk out of the palace roof, just for a moment of peace. There is a dove sitting on the ledge. David just stands there, gazing at the dove. The dove flaps it wings and flies away free. David says to himself, “I wish I had wings like a dove. I’d fly away free.” I think most of us can relate to David’s desire.
But David is not a dove! He cannot fly away. Yet, he does get to a place of trusting God, “But me, I trust God.” David is able to go from wanting to flee, to being free in God.
Reflect On:
1)  In your prayer life, have you ever withheld something from God?
2) What do you still need to let God have so you can have true freedom?
Memory Verse:  Psalm 55:22
“Cast your burden on the Lord –
He will support you!
God will never let the righteous be shaken!”

David gives an honest heartfelt prayer – holding nothing back, and through that prayer finds freedom through trusting God.

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