“In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by” (v1). David the psalmist, running from King Saul, knew what it was like to need a secure refuge. The “storms of destruction” battered him more than once in his life, and at times he was innocent, while at other times he was the problem. “My soul is in the midst of lions” (v4), he said, in constant uncertainty and danger. Yet he cried out to God, trusting that the Creator could redeem every situation to fulfill “his purposes for me” (v2).
“My heart is steadfast” (v7). Peace comes not from perfect circumstances, but from knowing our Redeemer loves us.