This Psalm is a great prayer and great reminder of what living in the world is like and what having God on your side can do for you. David obviously is going through a rough patch at the moment of writing this prayer down. People are slandering him, people hate him for no reason, he is even a stranger amongst his own people. I’m sure we’ve all been there before. It seems like the world is collapsing in on you and everyone is out to get you. And in the worst moments, it’s not just people we don’t know, but also your own friends and family that cause stress and strain. But no matter what, even in the worst of times, we can rely on a God who loves us. He knows us and knows what we are going through. He alone has the power to make us whole again and help carry us through the tough times. He may not always make the difficulties go away as quickly as we would like, and he definitely isn’t going to prevent bad things from ever happening at all. With all of that being said, we can all go to Him in prayer, knowing that we can lean on Him when we are down and out. And if necessary, He will even pick us up and carry us. It all reminds me of the Footprints in the Sand poem. May you always rely, not always or only on the people of this world, but on God.