“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (56:3-4). Through worship, the psalmist reminded himself that God’s power was greater than the forces of evil he faced. His enemies twisted his words and hoped for his ruin (56:56), and he felt like he lived “in the midst of lions” (57:4). However, he knew that God was for him, not against him (56:9).
“For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling” (56:13). When we are in fellowship with the Lord, we can have peace even “in the midst of lions.” His love never fails.