Psalm 35

“Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help!” (v2).  Like the psalmist, we all need someone who will “fight against those who fight against me” (v1). The psalmist had been falsely accused, mocked, and betrayed (v11-15); he needed someone to be his side.  He knew that choosing the Lord as his defender meant receiving powerful help, and, unlike our own messy attempts at self-protection, we can trust God to act in perfect wisdom, “according to Your righteousness” (v24). 

“Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” (v27).  God truly delights in our welfare, and He wants us to lean on Him in every trouble.