In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame. Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me. Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.
Though there is no introductory signature given to us for this psalm, nearly every scholar agrees that this has David’s fingerprints all over it. It’s clearly his unique writing style. David writes this in his old age, still finding himself at peace, looking back to a measure of satisfaction while still facing some enduring besetting trials to the bitter end.
One thing for sure, you will face as many difficulties in your old age as you did when you possessed the full strength of your youth. One thing David had going for him was a very good memory as in the 24 verses of this psalm he quotes portions of 50 other psalms — kind of like a greatest hits CD. David knew God well and this psalm attests to that. Take lessons from David and memorize the Word of God so that your mind, even when it is running at less than full measure, will still overflow with the words of your God.
I put my trust in You,
Pastor Jack Abeelen