“I know that God is with me. In God, in whose promise I glory, in God I trust without fear; what can flesh do against me?” Psalm 56:10c–12
Things can get pretty bad in life, personally and globally. Sometimes all we can do is sit back helplessly and watch. Heart breaking and trying to be strong we can become quite anxious about our inability to effect a change in the situation.
During these times there is something we can do. First, we can know we are human. The psalmist uses the word, “Flesh,” in some translations, “Man.” Second, we can call to mind that even when all seems lost we have the promise that God will never leave, ever. This God who spins the universe and knows the mysteries of the oceans and our hearts takes it upon Himself to stay right there. All we have to do during these difficult times is hang on to that truth, even if it only feels like a nice thought. So pray the psalm, and do so over and over again. Memorize it and recall it during the worst of times.
“I know that God is with me. In God, in whose promise I glory, in God I trust without fear; what can flesh do against me?”
Picture is mine. Psalm is Responsorial psalm for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.