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Confidence in Troubled Times
A psalm of David when he fled from his son Absalom. # 2Sm 15:13-17
1Lord, how my foes increase!
There are many who attack me. # 2Sm 15:12; Ps 69:4
2Many say about me,
“There is no help for him in God.” # Ps 22:7-8; 71:11Selah
3But You, Lord, are a shield around me, # Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 119:114
my glory, # Ps 62:7 and the One who lifts up my head. # Ps 110:7
4I cry aloud to the Lord,
and He answers me from His holy mountain. # Ps 2:6; 43:3; 48:1Selah
5I lie down and sleep;
I wake again because the Lord sustains me. # Lv 26:6; Ps 4:8; Pr 3:24
6I am not afraid of the thousands of people
who have taken their stand against me on every side. # Ps 23:4; 27:3; 118:10-13
7Rise up, Lord! # Ps 7:6
Save me, my God!
You strike all my enemies on the cheek; # Jb 16:10; Mc 5:1
You break the teeth of the wicked. # Ps 58:6
8Salvation belongs to the Lord; # Jnh 2:9; Rv 7:10; 19:1
may Your blessing be on Your people. # Dt 26:15Selah

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