For the leader. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David, when the Zifim came and told Sha’ul, “David is hiding with us”: God, deliver me by Your name; in Your power, vindicate me.

God, hear my prayer; listen to the words from my mouth.

For foreigners are rising against me, violent men are seeking my life; they give no thought to God. (Selah)

4 But God is helping me; Adonai is my support.

5 May He repay the evil to those who are lying in wait for me. In Your faithfulness, destroy them!

6 Then I will generously sacrifice to You; I will praise Your name, ADONAI, because it is good,

7 because He rescued me from all trouble, and my eyes look with triumph at my enemies.

God is always faithful. Many times men are not to be trusted, but God is always trustworthy. He will never fail us. In Tehillim (Psalms) 54 David has no other appeal but to depend upon God’s name. He has discovered that no power is dependable other than God’s strength. David makes his refuge and confidence wholly in God. This would be the effectual answer to his prayers. Let us set God before us at all times.

The Lord will in due time save His people, and in the mean time He sustains us and bears us up. David speaks of the completion of his deliverance as already done though he had still many troubles before him.  He was certain that the Lord would deliver him out of all his troubles. May we always offer our praise and thanksgiving to Adonai in the midst of the trial knowing that His deliverance will come!