This particular psalm has much to teach us for those times when we are enduring great problems. This comes from David’s heart, as he was being hounded by Saul and his army. To be caught would be disastrous, so he hides in a cave. We can perhaps be helped if we remember how the Lord taught us to pray in ‘our inner room’.
The Psalmist first cries out to the Lord. There is about this cry a sense of anguish concerning the dangerous situation he is in. He then lays clearly before the Lord his complaint. We should always be open and honest in our prayer life. God already knows our situation so do not pretend that all is well when things are difficult. He also acknowledges that no human aid is available for his delivery, and then showing wonderful wisdom he acknowledges that only God is his refuge and only God could deliver him from his distress. Isaiah 43:1-5 states that when we experience the trials of life, as we struggle with our difficulties, God is with us and will deliver us. We just need to trust like King David did.
Written by G. Stoves Feb 7, 2019