Psalm 11 is a short Psalm that shows David’s confidence in the Lord.
We can have that same confidence, and all it takes is to trust the Lord with all of our heart. While we, like David, may hear from two different sources, we have a choice to make: listen to the negative, or listen to the voice of the Lord. David chooses refuge in the Lord, even when he is most likely in the minority.
I sometimes hear people talk about my faith in a negative or mocking way. I think David had this same thing happening to him. Others were telling him, in effect, just run away from the Lord. Yet he listened to the Spirit of God who urged him to “keep the faith.” Keeping our faith as the standard by which we live gives us a confidence most people don’t have. No matter what happens to us, God is in Heaven, on His throne, and He loves justice. He will win any battle, so I am choosing the winning side.
Source: The Psalms Project
In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
“Flee like a bird to your mountain,
2 for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
they have fitted their arrow to the string
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
3 if the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord‘s throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
5 The Lord tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
6 Let him rain coals on the wicked;
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7 For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face.