We can hardly read David's psalms and not follow the events of David's life. Today's psalm may have been written when David was dealing with his son Absalom's rebellion. Absalom had ruined his father's good name as he was trying to win the hearts of the people and take over the kingdom (2 Samuel 15-18).
So we find David, once again in the desert, preparing to go to battle against his own son. His heart must have been broken even in his anger. He asked his men not to kill Absalom if they found him, but Absalom was killed anyway. David wept for the son who had plotted against him.
We come upon David giving himself a pep talk. Let's listen in.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.