For the director of music. With stringed instruments. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, “Is not David hiding among us?”
1 Save me, O God, by your name;
vindicate me by your might.
2 Hear my prayer, O God;
listen to the words of my mouth.
3 Arrogant foes are attacking me;
ruthless people are trying to kill me—
people without regard for God.[c]
4 Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me.
5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me;
in your faithfulness destroy them.
Davids psalms followed a pattern of prayer, then moving to praise. David came to God to express his true feelings and needs. When he did this, he was casting his cares to God. His spirit lifted which lead to praising God. God is our helper, protector, and friend. David was asking God to repay evil to his enemies. He stated his confidence in God’s promise. In Proverbs 26:27 it warns that those who cause trouble will reap trouble. So, do not cause trouble because what you intended for others may blow up in your face. Be honest and straightforward with God and others. Your life will be simpler, easier, and safer in the long run. If you have someone treating you terribly, or there is someone causing trouble in your life, take your concerns to God. Remember in the long run when you take everything to God, he works everything out according to his plan. You can trust him to take care of you because a trouble maker always reaps what they sow in the long run.