David struggled at times with the opposition he faced – don’t we all? Psalm 56 records his response in one such instance. What amazed, and delighted, me was verse 8,

Psalm 56:8

You have kept count of my tossings;
put my tears in your bottle.

My mind is blown at the thought of God keeping my tears, physically or metaphorically I don’t care here, in a bottle. What intimacy, what care, what outrageously extravagant love.

Yet there is more, verses 9-11,

Then my enemies will turn back
in the day when I call.
This I know, that God is for me.
In God, whose word I praise,
in the LORD, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.

God is for me – it doesn’t get any better than that!

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