As we continue with this psalm it is interesting to remember that David commences with his total trust in the greatness of his God. Then he highlights that he is being attacked but these attacks cannot succeed because he trusted in the Lord. Verse 3&4 says: “How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, like a leaning wall and a tottering fence. They only consult to cast him down from his high position; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly”. I am so encouraged by the way David handles his problems, he poses this question ‘How long will you keep trying when you know the outcome’? The psalmist warned his enemy what they were doing in trying to attack him was futile because with the help of his God he would always be triumphant. This is a great lesson for us to learn, when Jesus died on the cross and rose again on the third day destroyed the power of Satan forever. The only power that Satan has is that which we give him. 1 Peter 5:8 warns us “Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour”. Remember that Satan can make a lot of noise and if we take note of that noise then we can be tempted to believe that he has power over us when he certainly does not have any power over us. Because Satan was defeated by Jesus. I am so encouraged by the descriptive language of the psalmist, he describes his enemy as a ‘Leaning wall and a tottering fence’, the first time they experience pressure they will fall, and also ‘They delight in lies ‘. We live in a world where the media is so little truth and most reports are biased and trying to convince people to live ungodly lives. Also, Social Media is the same so we need to be on guard about where we get our information from. This is why it is so important to live close to the Lord and take time to talk to Him all the time. The psalmist reminds us to pause and take a good look from God’s perspective of what is going on in the world. Verse 5 says: “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him”. There are times when we have to give ourselves a good talking to, we must tell ourselves to live the correct way, always reminding ourselves of the goodness of God. Look at what David declared in Psalm 16:8 “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved”. This is a good habit to develop, to always remind ourselves how good God is in our lives. When our focus is on Him then we cannot be impacted by the world and its mess and problems. It is so good to belong to the Lord and live with the calmness that God only gives.