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Trusting God

Updated: Aug 22

Our trust workouts continue today as we reach for our figurative dumbbells and lift the truths in Psalm 56. Why are they called "dumbbells" anyway? I had to look this one up because my encyclopedia-smart husband didn't know either. According to Webster, the English word, of early 18th century origin, refers to the handbell used in church except that the bell has been removed; hence, the "dumb" refers to "silent." Duhhh. Makes sense. Ringing a bell without its bell.

The weight of my Psalm 56 dumbbell is heavy and effective on my heart muscles. Its silent ring sends sound waves through my core. It's Trust Workout time!

Lift one, and up: "But in the day that I'm afraid, I lay all my fears before you and trust in you with all my heart (Ps 56:3)."

And down. Selah.

Lift two, and up: "What harm could a man [or disease] bring to me? With God on my side, I will not be afraid of what comes. The roaring praises of God fill my heart as I trust his promises (Ps 56:4)."

And down. Selah.

Lift three, and up: "The very moment I call to you for a father's help the tide of battle turns and my enemies flee. This one thing I know: God is on my side (Ps 56:9)!"

And down. Selah.

Lift four, and up: "I trust in the Lord. And I praise him! I trust in the Word of God. And I praise him (Ps 56:10)!"

And down. Selah.

Lift five, and up: "What harm could man do to me? With God on my side, I will not be afraid of what comes. My heart overflows with praise to God and for his promises. I will always trust in him (Ps 56:11)."

And down. Selah.

Lift six, and up: "So I'm thanking you with all my heart, with gratitude for all you've done. I will do everything I've promised you, Lord (Ps 56:12)."

And down. Selah.

Last time, up seven: "For you have saved my soul from death and my feet from stumbling so that I can walk before the Lord bathed in his life-giving light (Ps 56:13)."

And down. Selah.

Rest and Breathe. Repeat.


He is here. All is well.

-Susan (of the Wildflowers)

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