As we examine this portion of our Psalm for today we find a man with enemies wanting to close in on every side.  He compares it with spreading a net for a bird.  I suppose this might have been penned during the time when Saul in his jealousy was seeking to hunt David down and kill him.  In despair he says
(v. 12) “I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind, I am like a broken vessel.”  We all can begin to think that way at times. I am thinking of many Christians in lands of persecution.  I am thankful that I live in a fairly safe and secure place.  However that could all change so quickly and we could see calamity come tomorrow. 
David knew there was only one place to go when enemies were all around him.  That is straight into the arms of a loving God who he knew very well.  He says in verse 1 , “In thee do I put my trust.  Let me never be ashamed.”  In verse 2 he says, “Bow down thine ear to me.”  He wanted to make sure God was listening to him.  I want Him to hear me too when I call, especially when I am in trouble.  In verse 7, David is glad that God is a merciful God.  All in all, this Psalm is good for those in any kind of trouble.  When it comes (it could be tomorrow) we can bank on God to bring us through.




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