“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life” (v4). David the psalmist was sometimes unjustly accused, betrayed, or even hunted by King Saul (v1). He depended on God to bring justice to his undeserved trouble: “Vindicate me by your might” (v1), knowing that humans often get it wrong. Trusting in God’s ultimate promise of justice keeps us from becoming consumed by our grievances and disappointments and gives us the courage to do right, even when we can’t control the outcome.
“For he has delivered me from every trouble” (v7). When we know that, ultimately, God will make everything right, we can live with peace and strength in a difficult world.