Psalm 7 is all about Confidence or Faith in God. It is not dumb or blind faith (as the picture above depicts) but one based upon a solid relationship with the creator God.
David is under attack from Cush the Benjamite and sings this song of lament to the Lord praying for justice and refuge all the while having confidence in the Lord’s provision.
One can break it down this way:
v.1-2 David’s plea for help – he goes directly to God for his refuge and justice, knowing man can not solve his problems.
v.3-5 David’s plea of innocence – before the one judge that really matters David says I am innocent of all Cush is pursuing me for. Note verse 5 where David says if it is not so let my enemies overtake me. How many of us would pray that?
v.6-7 David’s plea for God’s intervention – God help me, please
v.8-10 David’s defends himself – by imploring God’s own justice (righteousness)
v.11-13 David’s confidence in God’s judgement – David uses the common analogy of weapons of war to describe the judgement of God
v.14-17 David describes man’s wickedness – From the beginning (conceived at birth) man is evil
v. 17 David praises God – The outcome is not declared but David’s confidence in God (Yahweh used here meaning the most high, supreme ruler) giving a positive response is based upon God’s righteousness.
We all come under attack at different times in our lives. Sometimes it is our own fault due to sin, many times it is just a lack of spiritual activity that opens the door to worldly influences.
Whenever or whatever the trouble comes from, the one constant is God. He is immutable a constant source of justice, strength, shelter and confidence for all His people.
If you are experiencing “life’s problems” and what to know more about how you too can be like David, finding consolation and peace even in these times I encourage you to reach out to a Bible Based Church in your area. If you need help finding one contact us here we would be glad to help.