Other deep, heart-felt psalms were written during this turbulent time in King David’s life. A few excerpts that reflect not only the trouble that was presently at hand also include the blessings that come from a faithful God. Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever. We need honest, strong care. Based on God’s past faithfulness in his life, David had full assurance that God would continue to carry him and His people. We should remember the interaction that God has had with us personally and then rely on Him for the rescue yet to come.
God’s enemies will try whatever it takes to throw God down, even causing harm to His children. They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. The complications of living in a fallen world originated in the time after Adam and Eve’s rejection of God. If we are not fully for God, are we even for Him at all? David reminds us that we are to trust in God alone. When it comes to God, don’t be wishy-washy. David continues this psalm like a prayer: “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.” My hope is in You, Lord. Amen.