The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore, my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. KJV.
This is a Psalm of David. He is praying for the Lord to keep him safe from the wicked. He sees that they say one thing and mean another. He sees that they do not regard the works of the Lord. He asks Him to render to them what they deserve. The Lord is still answering this prayer.
Isaiah 34:8 For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompence for the controversy of Zion.
Isaiah 34 has a lot of last days prophecies, and this is also about the end. He will not only give what they deserve, but He keeps His people (Zion) in mind. It is not ever wise to bring any harm to one of God’s people. It is like Saul on the road to Damascus. Jesus says to Him, ” Why are you persecuting Me.”
When you hurt God’s people, you hurt Him. We are part of His body. We are one in Him. He gave Jacob the blessing in Genesis 27:29. Cursed be everyone that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
He will bring curses upon those who bring harm to God’s own. And yet I have seen others who have been blessed over and over because they did something good for His own. The Lord is just and extremely good and fair.
David is saying He is helped. What has he received from the Lord?
- He trusts
- He greatly rejoices
- He will praise Him
So, now David is in God’s will. He has received the answer to his prayer. He is helped and has the needed strength to endure the abuse of evil doers. His heart is trusting in the Lord and knows He is near and protecting Him as with a shield. He is safe, no matter what is coming, The Almighty will shield him with His presence. Now he can be at rest in His Savior’s Arms.
AND WITH HIS SONG HE WILL PRAISE HIM!