Psalm three is the first with a title. It is one of the many Davidic Psalm. The title also reminds us that David lived a very hard life. At one point, even the son he loved tried to kill him.
But David’s family trouble is not the only opposition he faced. In verse one he cries out that “Many are rising against me.” This multitude of opponents mocked him by saying, “There is no salvation for him in God.”
How alone David must have felt. How helpless. No wonder he cried out to God in desperation. Yet, in the midst of this overwhelming circumstance, David is able to lay down and sleep. How can he do this? For many of us, any little bit of despair keeps us up all night.
David was able to rest in the midst of conflict because he remembered how God delivered and protected him in the past. And what God did before, He can do again! What did David have to fear with God at his side. No wonder he doesn’t listen to the mocking voices of his enemies, but instead again cries out to God for salvation.
Are you facing obstacles that seem insurmountable? Do you feel like there is no way out of your problems? Remember, “Salvation belongs to the Lord.” Cry out to Him today.