57th Book of Psalms Daily Study Psalm 57 Morning Devotional

Daily in the Psalms 57

Book of Psalm 57

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. I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. He shall send from heaven, and save from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. My soul is among lions: and 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. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. Psalms 57:1-6

Troubles Come In The Lives Of Good People

David mentions three causes of trouble in the lives if good people:


“the reproach of him that would swallow me up” Every person that follows God will have enemies.


He speaks of his enemies as being lions set on fire to destroy him, as men whose teeth are spears and arrows, and whose tongues are as swords. It is more than just simple cruelty; it is a greedy desire to see his destruction. They were like wild beasts going after the prey.


“They have prepared a net for my steps” His enemies had developed plans to ensnare him. The enemies of God’s people will often use fraud as well as force against them.

All of these things caused great discouragement in the life of David. He said His soul was bowed down. The troubles of his life had placed great pressure on him. Thank God we have a source of help in our trouble, we can cry out to Him with the confidence that He is greater that our enemies and the trouble they may bring upon us.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1John 4:4

The Refuge That Is In The Lives Of Good People - In the midst of all this persecution, he looks to his refuge:

“in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.” These are beautiful, expressive, and striking words. It seems that David always found a way to see God’s tender and personal affection. No greater words have ever been written by any man. In the shadow of God’s wings is found the sweet protection of His great love and the comfort that only trusting Him can bring. It is in this refuge that the Psalmist rests until the danger passes by.

“I will cry unto God most high” No matter how great the danger might have been; it was no match for his Most High Refuge. As he turns his eye toward his God, his enemies grow small and his fear subsides.

“unto God that performeth all things for me” He was trusting the God that he had trusted from the beginning and was still trusting until the end.

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:6

“God shall send forth his mercy” David was not trusting in himself, but in the infinite and free favor of God.

“and his truth” This was an unshakable trust in God’s faithfulness. He knew that God would keep His Word.

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33

This is the most simple and the most firm ground for trusting God. Trusting God gives us a refuge in our trouble! David continues to express his trust in God:

“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me” “I will cry unto God most high” The best way to express our trust in God is to pray. What he felt in his heart, he was now expressing with his lips.

He pleads no merit of his own, he simply asks for mercy. He places great trust in the kindness and faithfulness of God. The repetition of his words indicates the urgency of his prayer. The greatness of his trust in God is seen in his perfect sense of security. He places God’s protection over the danger of his circumstances. Faith is always triumphant over fear!

“Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.” The desire of David, even above this own troubles, was that God would get the glory. He again shows his complete confidence in God:

“they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves” When God’s people have complete faith in Him, He will defeat their enemies with their own weapons. Much of our life is a scene of trials, many of which involve danger and all of which need a refuge. There is only One refuge that is adequate and trustworthy and in that One refuge all of God’s people have access.


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. Psalms 57:1

God’s Word affords us the greatest encouragement to put our trust in Him. Every part of the life of the Christian consists of trusting Him. The very first act of the Christian life is placing our trust in God’s mercy. Let’s look at some reasons for trusting Him:

1 – God Sustains

He is our Father and we trust Him as a child. All that God does in done on behalf of His children.

2 – God Provides

The ultimate provision of God was Jesus Christ and His atonement for our sins. Once we read and understand that truth, we are encouraged to trust Him is all things.

3 – God Promises

We have a Bible filled with promises suited for any circumstance that may occur in our lives.

4 – God Delivers

Again, we have a Bible filled with accounts of God delivering His people. Those Words cause us to know that He will do the same for us. The trust of the Christian in his God consists in relying on what the Bible says. We are to believe His truth and then act accordingly. Trust in God can come only when we know what He says in His Word. We are not presuming anything; we are trusting in what we KNOW He has said!

We know that we are to trust God at ALL times, but trusting God is especially important –

In times of guilt
In times of temptation
In times of persecution
And in times of personal trials

It is our DUTY to trust God, but it is also a privilege. Trusting Him brings great advantages:

1 – Peace
2 – Security
3 – Support
4 – Deliverance
5 – Sanctification – Trials turned into our good

Some may see trusting God as foolishness, but we know it to be great wisdom.


I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. Psalms 57:2

The Psalmist understood that he and everything that happened in his life was in the hands of God. God being the One that does all things well is what motivates us to pray. Believing in God causes us to believe that He cares for us and is in control of everything. Everything we know about God comes from His Word and His Word is filled with the accounts of Him taking care of His people. God is wise, good, faithful, and powerful, what else can we do but trust Him?

We are to trust Him at ALL times, but it is especially important to trust Him - In difficulties
In trouble caused be our enemies
In painful times

What a great day in our lives when we realize that prayer is more than a duty, it is a blessed privilege. Prayer causes us to see that God has a purpose in all that He does in our lives It causes us to see that all things work together for our good
Prayer is the way we get an answer
It causes us to remember His past goodness
It gives us an opportunity to praise Him

We must bring all of our troubles to the throne of grace. Once we have done that and God works on our behalf, we are encouraged to trust Him in the future


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. Psalms 57:7-11

Mercy and truth are the most profound elements of God’s relationship with man. His mercy is the source of all His blessings in life and His Word is the assurance that He will fulfill all of His promises. When David says that both of these are great unto the Heavens, he is saying that they are infinite.
They reach to all men
They are worthy for every man’s trust

His heart was confident in God and that enables him to rise above his fear. He was aware of his obligation to God and he gratefully praised Him for all that He was doing. He recognized God for all of His perfections and he loved Him with all of his heart. The true spirit of any praise to God must be one of gratitude and love.

“Awake up, my glory” He summoned all the powers within him to worship God. His praise came from his very soul and soulless praise is worthless and even offensive to God.

“awake, psaltery and harp” David sought the sweetest and most musical instruments for this sacred exercise. He sought to give the best expression of his feelings in his praise.

“I myself will awake early” So great was his zeal and love for the Lord; he wanted to rise early and start praising Him. Praise was his purest pleasure.

“I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations” He was going to do all he could to praise the Lord everywhere he went and in the presence of everyone possible. His praise would not be limited to the Temple or even in the presence of other believers; he wanted everyone to know his deepest feeling toward his God.

He knew that his worship fell short of what it should have been, so he adds a final verse to his song:

“Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.” Our praise will never equal His mercy and truth, but the sincere efforts of our soul will please God.


My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. Psalms 57:7

The Character Of Spiritual Resolve

Spiritual resolve has its seat in the heart. True spiritual resolve will never be obtained until the truth of God’s Word is hidden in our hearts. His Word teaches us the right view of redemption and the value of His blessings. It also teaches us that we can be free of our guilt through His great sacrifice and that will cause our heart to be fixed. The same is true for answered prayer and spiritual growth.

The Advantage Of Spiritual Resolve

It gives us security and helps us feel safe
It produces joy in our lives and frees us from guilt and fear
It inspires us to have greater confidence in Him
It strengthens our hope in Him
And it inspires us to praise Him

Spiritual resolve is simply deciding to be right with God.

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