Summary: Following Jesus in His Passion, and His faith.
CAUGHT IN A TRAP
The Psalmist was in a trap. Boxed in. Depressed.
We have all been there. I have been stuck down a pot-hole. Somebody else knows what it is like to feel all alone, abandoned. Others are slandered.
The Psalmist does not at first tell us what his trap is, but after the deliverance David speaks of ‘the marvelous kindness of the LORD in a besieged city’ (Psalm 31:21). Like I say, he has been boxed in.
There is much about this short passage which speaks to us of the Passion of Jesus, also.
1. Psalm 31:9-10. His anguish in the Garden. (Where we may have ‘iniquity’ in verse 10, He has, in another translation, ‘misery’.) He is, after all, ‘a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief’ (Isaiah 53:3).
Yet trust we must, for there is no other.
2. Psalm 31:15. “My times are in your hand.” What a blessed reassurance this is!
No matter what befalls us, the Lord Jesus has been there before us. In His grace, in His mercy, in His covenant love, the LORD will not fail to respond.