05/16/2018 — Psalms 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55
As I read each of these Psalms I was taken that each seems to present a common theme. Early in each of these Psalms David states his distress and his pleas for deliverance. For example: Psalm 3:1-2 1 Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.
Then, towards the end we see David praise God even in his duress: Psalm 3:5-6 5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. 6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
David sets an example in that he does not hesitate to express his disappointments, his fears, his trials to the Lord. But he also recognizes that the Lord is his strength in all trails.
Finally, you probably saw that Psalm 3 was composed by David when he fled from his son, Absalom. One commentator spoke to me when he wrote “The events are recorded in 2 Samuel 15-18, but the heart is recorded in this Psalm.”