David wrote this psalm at a time when his own son had become angry with him and started an insurrection. But, for a while it was a very successful uprising and Absalom not only took David's throne, he even humiliated David by laying with his wives. David's life was threatened and his army was turned against him. And while he was fleeing and hiding from his own son, he wrote this psalm. It is in this psalm that we read David still declaring God as his deliverer even while the uprising was happening. David wrote that God was the One who sustained him. David even wrote that he could sleep and wake up the next day because of God! This was written from the man who had an army searching for him.
I think what I am pulling out of this is the fact that even when we are in the midst of difficulty or betrayal, we can know that our true deliverance comes from God. The end of this particular chapter in David's life was that his son was defeated and his throne was completely restored. We are not guaranteed an easy life as followers of Christ; in fact, we are told there will be difficulties. But, when the trouble comes, we also know that it is God who sustains us and protects us. Our hope of salvation that we have through Jesus is what reminds us that there is something so much better in the scope of eternity. We can look forward to that truth!
Do you feel like you are pressed on every side? Do you believe that God is with you and will not allow anyone to destroy you?