When I am down and out David’s writings lift my spirit. They remind of just how awesome our God is. We often see David in the valleys of life. When he is depressed and hurting, he turns to God for help. Oh, that we would do the same.
1 O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me;
2 many are saying of my soul, “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah
3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4 I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the LORD; your blessing be on your people! Selah
David wrote this psalm when his son had launched an all out attack against him. This drove David to his knees in prayer. He calls for God’s salvation in this desperate time. How often do we need to seek God’s mercy and comfort and we neglect His great help. Let us remember that the Lord is a shield about us and a lifter of our heads.