Day 26 Psalm 57:1-2，7-11 Praising God for the Steadfast Heart
（Memorization Scripture: vv. 7-11）
To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.
1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.
2 I will cry out to God Most High,To God who performs all things for me.
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
8 I will sing and give praise.
Awake, my glory!
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples.
I will sing to You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens,
And Your truth unto the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
[Sharing] In a difficult situation David made a psalm in the cave, saying, "Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge ..." At that time David was in as much danger as being among lines or placed in a fiery furnace, for Saul would stop at nothing to kill him. In his difficulties, David knew well that God's mercy and love was exalted among the heavens and he decided to look to God and treat the cave of refuge as a sanctuary for praising the Lord. He said, "My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise." He encouraged himself, saying, "Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn." Not only did he sing and praise the Lord in the cave, but he also would use instruments to praise the Lord in early mornings as he set his heart to praise, sing, and give thanks to God among all nations.
May the Lord help us so that our souls would not fall asleep or lay depressed in difficult circumstances. Instead, let us choose to be awake and sing to the Lord like David in hardships. Even with tears in our eyes we'll praise and sing to the Lord, for He loves us, His mercy reaches unto the heavens, and His truth unto the clouds.
Day 26 詩篇57:1-2, 7-11 在急難中求告 神，被堅固而歌頌這位至高 神
2 我要求告至高的 神，就是為我成全 諸事的 神。
8 我的靈( - 原文是榮耀)啊，你當醒起！
【心得分享】在艱難困境中，大衛在山洞裡作詩呼求說：「 神啊，求袮憐憫我，憐憫我！因為我的心投靠袮。我要投靠在袮翅膀的蔭下……」。那時大衛如同身處獅子群和身陷烈火中一樣危險，因掃羅用盡各樣的方法要將他置於死地。在艱難中大衛深知 神的憐憫和慈愛高及諸天，他決意選擇仰望 神，把避難的山洞當作讚美 神的聖所。他說：「 神啊，我心堅定，我心堅定。我要唱詩，我要歌頌！」他勉勵自己說：「我的靈(原文是榮耀)啊，你當醒起！ 琴瑟啊，你們當醒起！ 我自己要極早醒起！」他不但在山洞裡唱詩讚美 神，還要清晨早起用琴瑟讚美 神，並立定心志要在萬民和列邦中歌頌稱謝 神。
求 神幫助我們，不要讓我們的心靈在艱難困境中昏睡消沉，讓我們能像大衛一樣在艱難困境中，對自己的心說話，選擇醒起歌唱稱頌 神。哪怕是邊流淚，也要邊讚美稱謝 神。因為 神愛我們，祂的慈愛高及諸天； 祂的誠實達到穹蒼。
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