Daily Courage - July 17

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from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church

David is pursued by Saul continually.  Nowhere can he find rest. Nowhere is he safe.  Yet, he does find rest ... in God.  That is why he can say,

"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him" (v.1). 


"My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge" (v.7).


Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. 
He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 
My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. 
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, 
and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done. 
(Psalm 62:5-8,11,12)

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