“To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit” (v1). The psalmist believed that life was fragile and unpredictable; without God’s merciful help, disaster awaited. The “wicked” who ignore God are deliberately choosing life without His grace and goodness (v3-5). Yet if we will lean on Him, God’s desire is to be our “strength and shield,” our saving refuge in every situation (v7-8).
“In him my heart trusts, and I am helped” (v7). Our hearts are never at rest until we learn to trust God’s love for us and seek His help in every circumstance.