“May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!” (v1). One of the privileges of being part of a believing community is lifting one another up to God. When friends are in trouble or burdened by doubt or fear, we can testify to God’s goodness: “He will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand” (v6). We can also enter into the hopes and dreams of our fellow believers: “May God grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!” (v4).
In difficult times, we remind each other that false and ungodly sources of support “collapse and fall,” but when we trust in God, “we rise and stand upright” (v7-8).