“Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me!” (v1). The psalmist’s cry was not against one person, but against the dark forces that work through circumstances and people to cause us pain. At times we are “cast down” and “in turmoil” because we can’t see a way out; trouble keeps increasing (v5). But God’s light and truth are powerful and effective (v3).
“…bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!” (v3). The only place we truly find peace is in God’s presence; only His light overcomes the darkness.