Songs of Summer-Week Six

Psalm 56:1–13 (NLT)

1 O God, have mercy on me,

for people are hounding me.

My foes attack me all day long.

2 I am constantly hounded by those who slander me,

and many are boldly attacking me.

3 But when I am afraid,

I will put my trust in you.

4 I praise God for what he has promised.

I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?

What can mere mortals do to me?

5 They are always twisting what I say;

they spend their days plotting to harm me.

6 They come together to spy on me—

watching my every step, eager to kill me.

7 Don’t let them get away with their wickedness;

in your anger, O God, bring them down.

8 You keep track of all my sorrows.

You have collected all my tears in your bottle.

You have recorded each one in your book.

9 My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help.

This I know: God is on my side!

10 I praise God for what he has promised;

Yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised.

11 I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?

What can mere mortals do to me?

12 I will fulfill my vows to you, O God,

and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help.

13 For you have rescued me from death;

you have kept my feet from slipping.

So now I can walk in your presence, O God,

in your life-giving light.

What are your afraid of? What is your fear?

Name your fear. You can't defeat what you won't define.


To trust = to believe that God will actually do what He has promised to do.

Where do you turn when you’re afraid? To His promises.


I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 (NIV)
Want to overcome your fear? Lean IN. Press IN. SEEK the Lord.
Silence your FEARS with the PROMISES of God.
Name one FEAR.
Name one PROMISE.