I laid myself down and slept. I awakened; for Yahweh sustains me. I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of people who have set themselves against me on every side.
Arise, Yahweh! Save me, my God! For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone. You have broken the teeth of the wicked. Salvation belongs to Yahweh. Your blessing be on your people. Selah.
The Psalmist has assurance that he will be kept safe by the Lord. The warrior is able to sleep with the confidence His Father will keep his enemies away. The warrior does not worry for God sustains him. We have that same gift from God. In our darkest hours when the world is crashing in on us we can believe our Father will take us into His safe place and keep us.
We need to awaken from our slumber and realize as David does; “Arise O Lord! Deliver me, O my God!.” With the courage of God David was able to muster the strength to continue the righteous battle. With humble prayer, acknowledging our weakness and giving glory to God, we can witness our enemies being broken and put at bay by our Lord!
Salvation is our first sip of God’s grace from a fountain of heavenly grace. Only God can deliver us through the trials of the day in the same manner He delivered David from his. We are wise to remember we have no part in our salvation for “salvation belongs to God.”