Have you ever felt like you were forgotten by God?  Evidently David did many times when he was on the run from Saul, and even at other times as well.  I did a little research in Spurgeon's book, Treasury of David and no one seems to know what incident this is written about.  Perhaps it was written just for people undergoing persecution like today's Christians in many parts of our world.  I am thankful to live in the U.S. where we still have the freedom to live out our lives as Christians, but even here a number of our freedoms have eroded and we could very well see a day when it reaches our doorstep as well.  Christians have been persecuted somewhere in this world since the time of Christ.  In John 16:1-4 we are told that this could happen even to the point of death.  If you are in a place of complete freedom give thanks to God and get to work and testify about salvation through Christ while you still have that freedom. 

David ends this psalm praising God because of his trust in God's mercy.  He says my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.  David was a man of great faith.  Verse six presents him with a song in his heart because of the bountiful dealings of the Lord.  Could you sing in times of sorrow?



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