When life is at its most hopeless, that is when God does his best work. David was on the run, hiding in caves and countryside always just a step ahead of Saul the king. On the day he wrote this Psalm, He had been exposed by an enemy to the King. Surrounded and in grave trouble, David turned to the only place he knew–Our God!
God stepped in and did what it took to save David. Just as Saul had closed in and was about to catch David, the Philistines attacked the land and Saul had to call of the chase. (I Samuel 23:19–29). David and his men were safe and able to carry on. God did his best work when all seemed hopeless. David and his men were only a short distance away from destruction–and God interceded.
In our lives, God comes through time and again–simply to save us and lead us in this journey. We may feel alone, surrounded and completely defeated; and, just at the right moment, God intercedes and wins the day. We must never be afraid to call out and seek God to intercede and do the same for us. We simply have to trust him and seek him–then, like with David, we get to watch him do his best work.
God Bless You
Save me, O God, by your name;
vindicate me by your might.
2 Hear my prayer, O God;
listen to the words of my mouth.
3 Arrogant foes are attacking me;
ruthless people are trying to kill me—
people without regard for God.
4 Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me.
5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me;
in your faithfulness destroy them.
6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;
I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.
7 You have delivered me from all my troubles,
and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.