“In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee like a bird to your mountain …?” (v1). David rejected the suggestion that he should find protection or refuge in any place other than God’s presence. The wicked were pointing their arrows, “the foundations” were destroyed (v3), and the “the righteous” were panicking, yet David reminded them that “the Lord is in his holy temple” (v4). He does not change, and His power and love never fail.
“For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face” (v7). God’s presence is the only safe harbor; we find peace by rejecting false comforts and opening our hearts to Him.