3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? – Psalm 56:3-4 (ESV)
I’ve come to believe that one of the biggest secrets to life is perspective.
Whether things are going great or going terrible, the ability to focus on the bigger picture is an important aspect of just making it. For example, when our bank account is fat and flush, we can lose our perspective if we don’t remember the bill six months away for which we need to save.
On the other hand, when the skies are raining and we are down sat, we can lose our perspective if we forget that we’ll need that water in the summer when the skies are blue.
In Psalm 56, the psalmist shows that he gets “perspective.” He says that when he’s afraid he will trust God. He says that this God, whose word he loves, he will also trust. He will trust what God says, and therefore, he will remind himself of what man can actually do to him. From this perspective, he can remind himself that though his enemies may harm him, or even kill him, ultimately he will eternally abide with this God who loves him.
If we are in Jesus Christ, this perspective applies to us as well. And because of this, we can praise our Savior. Let us do that today!