There is so much we just don’t know.  And so much we can’t know.  We often face circumstances in life and wonder what’s going on?  Why is it going on?  How long is it going to go on?  Did I do anything to warrant this going on?  Sometimes the “what,” the “why,” and the “how long” just can’t be figured out.  In Psalm 56, David found himself in a tough spot.  He was crying out for God’s mercy.  He felt as if he was being swallowed up.  He was battling fear.  But it’s interesting to see how, in spite of all this, David continues to reach up and trust in God and even praise Him.  How is that even possible?  I believe the key is in what David acknowledges in the latter part of verse 9: “this I know; for God is for me.”  With all that was swirling around him, he was sure of this truth.  Notice, it’s not just that God was with him (and He was) but also that God was for him.  He did not doubt God’s goodness.  He did not question God’s sovereignty.  He did not blame God or show anger for his plight.  He firmly acknowledged his trust in his God based on the truth that “God is for me.”  This means that even though God may not work as I thought, planned, expected, or even asked, I can rest in the fact that He can work for good and for His supreme glory.  And praise Him for it.  So, no matter what I do not know or cannot know, I can know this today: God is for me!