At the writing of this psalm, David was in a great deal of trouble. His own son, Absalom, led what seemed to be a successful rebellion against him. Many of his previous friends and associates forsook him and joined the ranks of those who troubled him.
But David knew that God was his shield. He declares, ” But You are a shield around me, O Lord: You bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, And He answers me from His Holy Hill.
So also for us. When all the trials, temptations, afflictions and crosses come upon us, blow after blow, it becomes so terrible that we even start wondering whether God has forsaken us or is unwilling to help us. We cry aloud and for sure, He hears us. He sustains us when we are awake and He blesses us with sleep amidst great pressures.
God sustains us in our sleep, but we take it for granted. Think of it: you are asleep, unconscious, dead to the world – yet you breathe, your heart pumps, your organs operate. The same God who sustains us in our sleep will sustain us in our difficulties. Doubt not and you will live to see His Mighty Marvels.
Romans 8:31: If God is for us, who can be against us?
God is for us. None can stand against us.