Summary: "Triumphing Over Trouble"
"Triumphing Over Trouble" - Psalm 3 David's Conflict - 3:1,2 The Hurtfulness of His Son A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. (David's sin with Bathsheba) The Helplessness of His Soul - 3:1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. The Hopelessness of His Situation - 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
David's Confidence - 3:3,4 The Covering of Protection - 3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. The Cry for Protection - 3:4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, The Confidence in Protection and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
David's Calm - 3:5,6 David's Inward Peace - v.5 I laid me down and slept; David's Upward Peace - 3:5 I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. David's Outward Peace - 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
David's Conqueror - 3:7,8 He Hears Our Earnest Plea - 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: He Hits Our Enemies Pride - 3:7 for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; He Halts Our Evil Perpetrator - 3:7 thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. He Honours Our Eager Praise - 3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.